Dwarf hamsters are a small species of hamsters which grow just about 4 inches in size. These hamsters absolutely love to eat, and as pet owners, you like to feed them! A regular, balanced and nutritious diet is essential for your little hamsters, so in this article, you will find out the best dwarf hamster food, healthy and tasty treats for your little hamsters, and what kind of meals you need to avoid feeding them.
How to choose Dwarf Hamster Food?
Dwarf hamsters have a unique food mix, which is slightly different from the larger species of hamsters. The dwarf hamster foods usually contain a nutritious blend of treats which are less sugar and acidic as compared to the mix for your larger hamster species, such as Syrian and Robowski hamsters.
Along with this unique dwarf hamster food mix, you should also give the occasional healthy treats to your little pets, just for a change of taste. Here is everything you need to know about your little hamster’s food.
How often do you need to feed your Dwarf hamsters?
Your dwarf hamsters are very tiny creatures, and as a habit, they love to hoard food in their cages. Give them fresh food once a day, and they will keep themselves well-fed and entertained for the rest of the day.
However, you need to keep an eye out for any food residue and clean out their cages regularly, as this leftover food might rot. If you hamsters consume this old food, it can be hazardous for their health.
As for little treats, depending upon the kind of treats, you can feed them once in two days or even once a week (depending upon how sugary, watery, or fatty these treats are).
What is the best time to feed your dwarf hamsters?
In the wild, hamsters are nocturnal creatures and come out for food and water at night. However, your pet hamsters do not necessarily follow this trend. Pet hamsters come out during the day and can be quite active, eating, drinking, and playing throughout the day. So you can feed them in the morning, or in the evening, whichever suits you or your pets best.
How much should you feed your dwarf hamsters every day?
As a general rule, one tablespoon of dwarf hamster food mix is perfect for your little hamsters per day. Of course, the occasional healthy treats such as small pieces of vegetables, leaves, fruits, berries, and nuts and grains are also great for your hamsters.
While your Syrian hamsters are more substantial and can eat much more than the smaller dwarf hamsters, you should avoid overfeeding them for obvious health reasons.
What are unsafe foods for hamsters?
Your hamsters are tiny creatures; they cannot digest too much fatty, sugary, watery, and acidic foods. Certain foods can be deadly for them, so be very careful about the kind of foods you are giving your little hamsters.
These are some foods you should avoid feeding your hamsters:
- Apple seeds