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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-27-2006, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Dwarf Diets

I'm looking for some good information of dwarf diets.
Anyone have a good list, or links?

Thanks.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-27-2006, 06:19 PM
 
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you can try the following site for hamster diets or other information: http://hamster-dwarf.blogspot.com/

Wikipedia says: Avoild the following food: almonds, celery, unwashed produce garlic (very poisonous to Hamsters) kidney beans, onion, potato tops, rhubarb, tomato, chocolate,
cat food, and some beans (always avoid raw beans)
Feed the hamster dry foods like sunflower seeds (but not too many or else your hamster would get fat), other seeds, etc.

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The main thing is to avoid sweet fruits and such as dwarfs are more prone to diabetes than Syrians. I sometimes also give them some LM mice food: smaller pieces and more protein.

I have always wished someone would make a dwarf hamster mix.

Mone love brocolli, a little now and then.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-27-2006, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thank you for the replies.
I've read some many things that say yes, and other thats say no.
I've asked this question on a few boards, and been reading about dwarf diets all day, it seems nothing matched up!
Very confusing.
I read one that says yes to cat food, and yes to corn, but I have posts from others that say no to both.

I'm going to give them a hamster diet (not my gerbil mix i make), not feed them fruits or extras unless described by others I trust who have dwarfs. I have them a big of leaf lettus today, dark green with the resing tips, then seemedto like it. I will try broccoli.
Yes it would be very nice if there was a pre-made dwarf diet.

What do we think of the Harry Hamster diet?
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-28-2006, 10:57 AM
 
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just don't give them too much veggies or they can get diarreha.
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just don't give them too much veggies or they can get diarreha.
ya, that goes for all small rodents, so i won't be doing that.
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Lettuce primarily causes diarrhea and should be avoided. But not too much of other veggies. Brocolli sometimes causes green poop!
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