The right diet is a source of vitality, energy and the health of your hamster. This article will tell you about which products you can offer your pet at home, and which ones should not be given. How to feed a Syrian hamster.
Syrian hamster diet principles
It is necessary to feed and care for the pet in such a way as to bring the conditions of its existence closer to those in the wild. When choosing a menu, you need to navigate not only the preferences of the animal, but also what effect these or other products have on the body.
The second important component of the diet of the Syrian hamster is greens. The leaves and stems of the following plants are very useful for him: clover, chickweed, plantain, parsley, dill, burdock. Less commonly used are dandelion, wormwood and tarragon. Very valuable components of the hamster’s diet are the germinated seed grains described above. Collect grass in ecologically clean areas. Then it must be rinsed with water and dried well.
Another useful component in the diet of the Syrian hamster is tree branches. Give him branches of pear, apple, birch, maple, oak, ash, after washing them and cutting off the branches.
Vegetables and fruits are also very useful for the baby. But they need to be given in small quantities. You can feed the Syrian hamster carrots, pumpkins, peppers, broccoli, turnips, cucumbers, zucchini and radishes. Of all the above vegetables, rodents prefer carrots and cucumbers. They also love peas. Pet vegetables should not contain nitrates or pesticides. Do not use rotten and immature products, remove the peel. Fruits should not be present in the diet of a rodent daily, occasionally you can offer them apples, persimmons, peaches, bananas, apricots. Berries are also good for hamsters in small numbers. It can be raspberries, strawberries, strawberries. Be sure to remove seeds from fruits and berries. As a complementary food, the hamster can be given dried fruits.
In the diet of the animal, protein must be present. Protein is rich in foods such as eggs, cottage cheese, chicken, fish, cheese. Be sure to include any of these foods in your diet two or three times a week. Cottage cheese should be fat-free, fish also choose low-fat varieties. You can sometimes offer a hamster cooked meat.
Proper maintenance and balanced nutrition are the basis for the normal development of the pet. But do not forget that water is the source of life, and it must be present in the cage of your rodent constantly.
The diet of the Syrian hamster is quite diverse, but there are still products that adversely affect his health, and which must be excluded from your baby’s menu. These products are:
- fatty foods;
- fruit bones;
- canned food;
Some tips for feeding a Syrian hamster
Syrian hamster belongs to the category of animals that are active in the afternoon. Therefore, feed the animal 2 times a day, offering most of the food in the evening. At the same time, try to give as much food as he can eat per night.
Check the composition and shelf life of ready-made feed mixtures.
Carefully inspect the cage for spoiled food, because hamsters love to hide supplies in the house.
If your pet has constipated, add a little vegetable oil to the feed. With diarrhea, it is recommended to give boiled rice.
Adhering to the recommendations on the proper feeding of the Syrian hamster, you can raise a healthy, active, cheerful animal, which will say with all its appearance and behavior that it has an attentive, caring and sensitive owner!