I didn't mean it to be "attacking" but she and I had this conversation many times, and there is another thread in another forum talking about that specific diet and why dog food and cat food shouldn't be used because it contains no nutritional value except excess fats and unhealthy proteins (For their species that is).Hey now, be civil please.
I'm sure elli feeds them a variety of foods. If a hamster develops a particular fancy diet and gets spoiled off it then it might just look for that food. I fed my hamsters everything, they are omnivores and will eat bugs and stuff. My hamsters all lived to be 2.5-3.5 yrs on a varied diet containing stuff from all food groups. I actually stopped buying commercial hamster food and bought, instead, mixed seeds etc from bulk barn. As for yogurt treats, hamsters can eat them, yes. What uro was saying was that they should be fed in moderation bc of the high sugar content. And IMO, when people are uptight about keeping their pets on a strict and limited diet the pet develops allergies and stomach sensitivites. Like I said, I had hamsters my entire life up until Button (about 3 yrs ago) and I always introduced variation, meats (protein alternatives), and sugars. Everything in moderation kept them strong and healthy until they passed on. There's no need to attack someone based on their particular dieting sched. Everyone has different resources and opinions available.
It's just agitation, after trying to help somebody and they literally say the same thing somewhere else pretending they never learned anything from the first encounter that's all. 3-4 pieces of food made for strict carnivores every few days is way too much.