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best food for a hamster?

i was just wondering what is the best, and healthiest type of food for a hamster..
if anyone could let me know..that would be great.
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Harry Hamster is a really good brand. You can find it at PetCo, I think .

Just stay away from brands like Hartz and Kaytee.




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im a fan of Mazuri Hamster Food for my Dwarfs, and fresh fruits and veggies. TD

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I get so tired of the same answers whenever this question pops up.

Harry/Hazel hamster food is very hard to find and very expensive.

Nothing really wrong with Hartz. Kaytee is very good BUT I mix it in with other brands such as Ecotrition, Sun Seed Vita, and Living World Premium so the amount of ethoxiquine is very minimal. That preservative some people think is deadly; it is not.
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I get so tired of the same answers whenever this question pops up.

Harry/Hazel hamster food is very hard to find and very expensive.

Nothing really wrong with Hartz. Kaytee is very good BUT I mix it in with other brands such as Ecotrition, Sun Seed Vita, and Living World Premium so the amount of ethoxiquine is very minimal. That preservative some people think is deadly; it is not.
Harry Hamster might be hard to find where you live, but it's fairly common in most areas. Alot of chain petstores carry it now.




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I feed hazel Hamster every blue moon- mainly to the pregos, because the store the seeds and other things. Mazuri is easy to find and the best for them. You can also order it online and pay minimal shipping.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-02-2006, 09:48 PM
 
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I like hamster extrusion by hagen. It's big peanut shaped pellets that are easy to eat and you dont end up with any waste .
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Harry Hamster might be hard to find where you live, but it's fairly common in most areas. Alot of chain petstores carry it now.
It is still prohibitively expensive. And last year when I went to a giant Petco in mid-Manhatan, NY, they only had a single bag. Hardly worth the trip.
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It is still prohibitively expensive. And last year when I went to a giant Petco in mid-Manhatan, NY, they only had a single bag. Hardly worth the trip.
It's not that much more then brands like Kaytee...only by a dollar, I think, which is not a big deal.

But if you feed other foods it's ok as long as it's supplemented, in my opinion. Ages ago I fed L&M and I always fed mealworms, chicken, dog biscuits, etc. to add in protein.




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