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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-05-2009, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
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I saw on my safe hammie food list that I could feed petstore crickets. So I was there yesterday buying hermit crabs and picked up a can in the reptile section. All three of my hammies went absolutely nuts for them!!! Even Patches who always hides her food first, couldn't resist gobbling it down!! Anyone else tried feeding their hamsters crickets?

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RIP sweet little Bugsy. We didn't know you long, but we loved more than you could have known. Sleep sweet little one.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-05-2009, 09:11 PM
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Oh my gosh! I had no clue that they could eat crickets! I have never heard of that before and I cannot believe it is good for them! I will have to look into that


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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-06-2009, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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I hope it's good for them! I was given a two page list off another hamster forum (hamsterhideout). Here's the protein section:
Meat/Protein foods:

Cooked, unseasoned ground beef (lean preferred)
Baked/Steamed, unseasoned Turkey/Chicken
Low Fat Cottage Cheese
Grasshoppers (pet shop only!)
Mealworms (pet shop only!)
Crickets (pet shop only!)
Eggs (boiled/scrambled, plain!)
Plain Tofu
Plain Yogurt (no sugar added)
Dog Biscuits (make sure there is no garlic/onion in these!)

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RIP sweet little Bugsy. We didn't know you long, but we loved more than you could have known. Sleep sweet little one.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-06-2009, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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I won't give them anymore until I get some feedback here!

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RIP sweet little Bugsy. We didn't know you long, but we loved more than you could have known. Sleep sweet little one.
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I read you could feed them to them there aswell, I will try them if you get some positive feedback. I need a new treat for skittles, she doesnt seem to like any so far, I am waiting for her to wake up and try these new gooseberry branches I got her.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-06-2009, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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I am wondering now if they mean live crickets only?! It doesn't say "live", I bought Exo Terra Crickets in a can in the reptile section. I hope it's okay for them--they LOVED them!!

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RIP sweet little Bugsy. We didn't know you long, but we loved more than you could have known. Sleep sweet little one.
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I think you can feed them dead or alive, I dont like the idea of hamsters running around after crickets
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-06-2009, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, that sounded creepy to me!! I did see on a site earlier where they said to enclose the area where you feed the cricket to the hams, so they can chase them around. EEEEEWWWW!!

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RIP sweet little Bugsy. We didn't know you long, but we loved more than you could have known. Sleep sweet little one.
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EWWW! I wouldnt be able to sit and watch that :s
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-06-2009, 01:54 PM
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I never tried that with my hamsters when I had them! Sounds interesting
Haha, I had to smile when I read you got more crabbies



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Knew you'd love that, Jess!!!

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