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Feeding Your Hamster

A hamsters diet mainly consists of a dried mix that can be bought in pet stores. This will contain all the vitamins and minerals a hamster needs. Make sure the mix you buy doesn't contain too many seeds or nuts because too many of these can make your hamster fat. One thing to note when feeding dwarf hamsters is not to feed too many sugary foods as this could lead to diabetes. You should provide two teaspoons of the dry mix each day. Any food that your hamster doesn't eat should be thrown away.

Along with the normal hamster mix you can also feed your hamster fresh fruit and vegetables once or twice a week. Be careful you don't feed too many of these as it may cause the hamster to get diarrhoea.

The following is a list of some foods you can feed your hamster:

  • Banana
  • Sweetcorn
  • Cucumber
  • Apple
  • Cheese
  • Turnip
  • Raisins
  • Peas
  • Carrot
  • Celery
  • Bread
  • Grapes
  • Melon
  • Chicken

Never feed your hamster these foods:

  • Chocolate
  • Raw Kidney Beans
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Raw Potato
  • Sweets

Some dwarfs at feeding time.

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