Hello, Hamster lovers! I goanna share with you how to control your pet hamster diet for Roborovski.
Mostly all hamster looks fat, just like a fury ball! Some is because their hair too Bucky and some is … really FAT.
Lets talk about how to control their diet.
For an adult Roborovski should weight range from 25 – 35g. But overweight are common to hamsters cause it’s very easy to over feed these little ones. They get overweight easily is because we often pamper our fur friends with food or treats that are high in sugar, flour based ingredients. All these contain weight gain. Hence, treats should be given only twice weekly at most.
Overweight may cause heart problems, fatty liver diseases and joint pain in hamster.
How to control your hamster diet
Exercise is the key for Roborovski, Some hamster love their wheels and they do exercise in the morning just like humans do! Shouldn’t be an issue for these breed cause they are extremely active and loves running. To be surprised, Roborovski hamster can run the distance of four humans marathons! WHAT! cool or what? Ha-ha!
Do also check :
- check on their Wheel is it the correct size.
- any uneven surfaces on the wheel.
- Give them treats only once a week.
They might not enjoy the run due to discomfort.
Helps with their Exercise
There are a few things you can do to help them and encourage them to exercise by building a tunnel using unused paper rolls.
Feed them with small bits of vegetables, cucumbers, celery are all fat free! Can train them for exercise by putting small bits on along the tunnel or their wheel. I always do that to my hamsters and I feel heathy too! 😀
So, do observed and monitor whether these vegetable cause diarrhea in your hamster. Another option is to purchase a Running Ball.
Recently I just change my hamster to a bigger home and I bet he like it a lot. To have space for him to run around and toys for him to play too!
The best way to give your hamster a nice and spacious area, is to just get a container, a plastic transparent container will do.
I have use this wood flakes as the bedding for my little pal. I would recommend you get a higher quality ones rather than those cheap ones from un brand shop . Sometimes I feel they are not professional at all. I do have some links that can purchase online. Do check it out if you are interested. I will recommend with some of the brand which are good reviews and best selling.
– Carefresh Complete Natural Paper Bedding for Small Animals, 50 L
– Paper Bedding
For paper bedding, I’ve seen most of the pet shop used it and maybe is a lot better then wood flakes ? I personally still prefer wood flakes. I suggest you can get advise from the retailer. Or if you don’t mind try out Natural paper bedding, go ahead!
The food I always buy mix food and I feel it’s better cause they have a lot of different mix ingredients in it and should be quite healthy too! This one have corns , popcorn, of cause sunflower seeds is their all time favourite ! And many other too!
This want is one of the brand name ” Power Mix’. Mix with lots of food in it and healthier for your pet hamster. Even worth the price which is about $8 (SGD). Kind of pricey but still better thou. I bought it at my local stall, Pet lover.
And there ! Here is his very own big spacious home ! This is much more easier to clean and can always watch them play their favourite wheels !
You can DIY for the cover to make some holes . Make sure ask for adult assistant for safety !
Recently, my little fur ball have a bit trouble for it fur loss and something may cause it to happen which I don’t know. I went to do some research and found out some possibility to cause of loss fur. I guess some of you out there may have this problem so, I would like to share the link with you and to solve our problem 🙂
I wonder hamster can bathe in the bath? if not how to get them clean by just bathing the sand? I can’t get any idea of it yet. But I do try to bathe in the water. This is what I did:
I use a empty tank, add a bit of water only. I use a water spray to lightly spray the water thru the tank and let the water drip on my hamster. Bit by bit and slowly and carefully.
I use a hair dryer with small cold warm air to blow him up but not directly on him. Just shake the dryer left to right. Before that I let in dry in the sun first for awhile.
I’m doing this testing once and I was hoping he will get better. It’s makes me worried and I went to do this research.
Are Pet Hamster Supposed to Take a Bath
Is a risk to have your hamster bathe. The link do help me and I will try and monitor my little fur ball.
Five Common Reasons for Fur Loss in Hamsters
This link helps me and give me solution on why my fur ball cause loss fur. May click on the link which I find it helps me.
My little fur ball condition now, I didn’t put any bedding since the day he keep scratching and I decide to take out all the bedding just to do a testing.
Apparently, after I take off a few days later, I see him getting better and his fur grow back too. I tot he was back to normal so I think is the bedding fault.
I suspect that he might have attack by mites or ticks which cause him from itchiness and scratching non stop and fur falling too. For what I know on this link. I would like to figure out more and give some updates sooner or later 🙂