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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-26-2006, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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timothy hay + hamsters

i just wondered if timothy hay is alright to put in my syrian hamsters cage

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I've always been careful with hay and hamsters as i worry about it being too sharp what with them pouching things etc.... I do give mine a little occasionally but its not something i leave in the cage all the time but i do give them a little as a treat to add some extra roughage to they're diets

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ya i wouldnt want him to get hurt, i put alittle in his cage but i think ill prob end up taking it out thx

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I've never had a hamster get hurt by hay...high-quality hay should be soft anyways.

I usually put it in as if they eat it then it adds fiber to their diet and they love using it to build nests .

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Since I always have hay for my piggies, I used to give the softer bits to my hammy Amy when I still had her.. she LOVED it and would tuck it away in her house
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I give them the soft ends of the hay. I find they mostly nest with it then eat it.



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think im gonna give the soft ends to my hamster... they do feel alot softer

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When i get to the end of the bag of my Rabbit hay, that's the stuff i give to the hammies.
Alfalfa is softer then timothy, so you codul give them that to I believe.



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I have given timothy hay and alfalfa to my mice and gerbil and they used it as bedding and nesting materials and never ate it...they prolly nibbled it tho...

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ive noticed teddy just nibbled on it, he doesnt really eat it but im gonna still give it to him with caution

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Timothy hay is not good for Syrians. It can cause horrible diaherria. I lost 2 males (thinking it was wet tail) before I found out. Alfalfa is fine, I get mine the blocks. I would stay away from timothy hay though.
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How about using Meadow Grass instead, it's much softer than Hay and gives them a bit of texture to their environment

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Meadow grass??? Where can you get that? I never heard of it...unless you mean, grass from outside!!

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