Homemade recipes for my hamster

homemade recipes hamster

That’s not the best way to feed your hamster. However, care must be taken to respect certain points. A good homemade mix contains at least 50 or 60 different foods; it is partly this diversity that makes its balance.

Ingredients

The seeds

Seeds are one of the most important elements of the mixture. The mixture must be composed of various and varied seeds: flax, hemp, poppy, sesame, grass seeds, Niger…

Cereals

As cereals, you can use: oats, barley, rye, spelt, millet, buckwheat, green oats, amaranth, wheat and wheat flakes (organic and in small quantities).

Dried vegetables

For example, you can give zucchini, cucumbers, broccoli, salad, parsnips, mushrooms, peppers, tomatoes, beets (little because very sweet), carrots (little because very sweet), celery, fennel, kohlrabi, parsley roots, etc. Dried fruit should not be part of the hamster’s daily diet. They are too sweet and should only be given occasionally (once every two weeks).

Dried herbs

Dried herbs must be introduced into the dwarf hamster’s diet to regulate its mineral balance and fiber intake. You can give nettle, blackberry, dill, daisy, green oats, hazelnut, chamomile, dandelion roots…

Other dry ingredients

They must be given in small quantities. You can give crushed corn, rice flakes, pea flakes, plain corn flakes without organic sugar…

Fatty nuts and seeds

Fats are essential for the proper development of hamsters. However, they must be given in reasonable quantities. You can give sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pumpkin seeds…

The recipes

For a Russian hamster

Homemade Russian hamster mixture ; 400 g of a parakeet seed , or 400 g  of small seeds such as different millets, hemp seeds, amaranth seeds…

  • 100 g of a cereal mixture (in the form of glumes, few flakes)
  • 200 g herbal seeds (only unfertilized)
  • 200 g dried insects
  • 100 g dried vegetables
  • 250 g of a mixture of dried herbs and flowers
  • 50 g of a mixture of corn and pea flakes

For Campbells and hybrids

500 g of a mixture of parakeet seeds, or 400 g of a mixture of small seeds such as different millets, hemp seeds, amaranth seeds…

Fenugreek seeds can be added for hamsters with diabetes.

  • 100 g of a cereal mixture (in the form of glumes, few flakes)
  • 200 g herbal seeds (only unfertilized)
  • 200 g dried insects
  • 350 g of a mixture of dried herbs and flowers
  • 50 g of a mixture of corn and pea flakes.

Dried vegetables and fruits are not added to this recipe because they have a high concentration of sugars. Hybrids and Campbell’s very often suffer from diabetes and develop it more quickly.

For a Chinese hamster

  • 300 g of a mixture of parakeet seeds, or 400 g of a mixture of small seeds such as different millets, hemp seeds, amaranth seeds…
  • 150 g of a cereal mixture (in the form of glumes, few flakes)
  • 150 g herbal seeds (only unfertilized)
  • 150 g dried insects
  • 100 g dried vegetables
  • 200 g of a mixture of dried herbs and flowers
  • 50 g of a mixture of corn and pea flakes

For a Roborovski

  • 300 g of a mixture of parakeet seeds, or 400 g of a mixture of small seeds such as different millets, hemp seeds, amaranth seeds…
  • 150 g of a cereal mixture (in the form of glumes, few flakes)
  • 300 g herb seeds (only unfertilized)
  • 100 g dried insects
  • 100 g dried vegetables
  • 100 g of a mixture of dried herbs and flowers
  • 50 g of a mixture of corn and pea flakes

For a Syrian hamster

  • 100 g of a small seeds like different millets, herbs seeds… of a parakeet mixture
  • 100g of cereal flakes
  • 100 g dried vegetables
  • 80 g dried insects
  • 100 g of a mixture of dried herbs and flowers
  • 50 g fat seeds such as sunflower, walnut, hazelnut
  • 50 g of a mixture of corn flakes, pea flakes, rice flakes

Nuts and seeds can also be mixed in small amounts in each feed mixture, about 50 g per 1 kg of mixture.

Warning : hamsters must also receive fresh vegetables daily (get the hamster used to it gradually), fresh herbs and hay.

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