When is feeding time?
There are two schools of thought on the optimal time to feed these little guys:
Evening feedings coincide with their nocturnal activity.
Morning feedings accommodate their tendency to wake sporadically for short periods throughout the day and snack on available food.
Whichever approach you take, remember that hamsters have high metabolisms and need regular access to food and water, so don’t skip meals.
How to serve their food?
Selecting a food dish for your hamster isn¡¯t complicated, but there are a few factors to keep in mind.
Look for a small bowl. Larger bowls take up valuable cage space and may encourage you to feed too much.
Opt for a ceramic food dish rather than a plastic one. Ceramic dishes are sturdy, chew-resistant, and difficult to overturn. They¡¯re also durable and shouldn’t need to be replaced unless they become cracked or chipped. Plastic bowls are easily scratched, and those scratches can be havens for bacteria.
Place the food bowl in an area of the cage that¡¯s far away from your hamster’s bathroom area. Hamsters choose one corner in which to urinate and defecate and consistently use that corner.
In many cases, hamsters will fill their cheek pouches with food and move it to a cache location to be eaten later. Just be consistent with when and where you place the food. Wash the bowl with soapy water and rinse and dry thoroughly during the weekly cage cleaning.
Some owners prefer to forego a food bowl in favor of scattering food in the cage. However, this approach can create messy bedding and make it more difficult to monitor your hamster’s food intake.
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