Often parents in search of a small four-legged friend choose their hamster for their child. With him, you do not have to walk, pets are indiscriminate in food and care.
Breeders brought out several kinds of hamsters.
The Syrian hamster is the most unpretentious.
Syrian hamster is the very firstBreeder-bred species of these rodents. There is a mass of opinions, the better to feed the rodent. There are only 3 types of feeding. Feeding with specialized commercial grain mixtures, natural food and mixed type of feeding.
This type of feeding is considered optimal, according toAccording to the producers, ready-made feed contains everything you need to feed the hamster. At such feeding it is necessary to observe a hamster. If he eats only one or several ingredients of the feed, for example, seeds or oats, this will soon affect his health.
Hamsters love to choose from the total weight of the feedTidbits, do not immediately add a new portion, let him milk and less delicious grain. Only full-fat feeding will allow the hamster to be in good shape.
If nevertheless your rodent began to grow stout, thenPut a wheel in the cage, they play with it with pleasure. For walks around the house you can buy a special walking ball. It is absolutely safe for the animal, protecting it during walks.
Do not give him seeds separately, they lead to liver disease and obesity. Manufacturers of grain mixtures have added the necessary amount of grains and seeds.
Since the Syrian hamsters were bred from the group of wild animals, they differ in excellent health. Such hamsters live longer than other species.
Natural or mixed food
Many owners of hamsters feel that theirThe pet is constantly undernourished, and try to give him extra food. It can be apples, carrots, pumpkins. It is desirable to give vegetables in the evening. In this case, it is necessary to remove all perishable remains of food in the morning.
You can feed a hamster protein food. Low-fat curd or chicken meat they eat with pleasure. They should be given up to 2 times a week. A well-cooked fish without bones will also improve the diet of your rodent.
In spring and summer you can offer fresh dandelions, clover. In winter it is recommended to sprout greens on the windowsill.
Vitamins and minerals can be offered in the form ofSpecial mineral stone. Rodents willingly grind their teeth. The water must be kept in the cage at all times. Since the Syrian hamster is the closest to the wild rodents, it is necessary to monitor the growth of its teeth. If they are very long, then you can put a small stick in the cage. Animal with pleasure will start to gnaw it.
Various dainties for rodents can be given, but with caution. Included in the honey often causes hamsters allergy. They start combing their head area.
It is strictly forbidden to give Syrian hamstersCabbage and bread. These products cause fermentation in the stomach and can cause the death of a hamster. It is forbidden to eat a variety of smoked meat and fatty meats.
The diet of the Syrian hamster should be as close as possible to the natural habitat of the rodent. Only in this way will you be able to maintain your health and active lifestyle to the animal.