Like all pets, the best hamster food is formulated to meet the
nutritional requirements of your pet. Dwarf and Golden hamsters eat the
same diet. Diet plays a critical role in the lifespan (approximately 2
to 3 years) and health of your pet. While hamsters are largely
vegetarians, they will on occasion eat insects and meat.
A high quality hamster diet should be available for your pet to eat at
all times. Most hamsters will eat much everyday, about 1 tablespoon of
food. Hamsters will eat most food night. Note that tracking hamster
dietary habits can be tricky since some hamsters like to hoard and hide
food. If you feed your hamster a variety or pellets and seeds,
don't be surprised is the pet picks out favorites and neglects food
that he or she doesn't like. Hamsters prefer seeds, so at minimum
provide a mixture of seeds and pellets.
Fresh water should be provided daily as well. All food dishes and water bottles need to be cleaned daily.Put out fresh food when it becomes dark out, about the time the hamsters wake up.
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