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.