If you are ready, consider several aspects that allow you to decide what to give to Dzungarian hamsters. In any pet store you can find a wide selection of grain mixtures created specifically for such wards. As a treat, a hamster can sometimes be fed dry fruit mixes, dried corncobs, rings, grass granules.
If in doubt about what you can feed, carefully read the instructions and consult with the seller. Dzhungar hamsters are very fond of seeds of melon, pumpkin, sunflower – they can be sprinkled, but only occasionally. But they can’t feed almonds in any case. In the warm season you need to pamper your pets with greens, leaves of plantain, dandelion, lettuce or parsley.
Once a week, in order to strengthen the immune system, Jungar hamsters need to be given small portions of cottage cheese, boiled egg white, white meat of chicken without the slightest hint of salt or spices. You can also occasionally feed Dzungar hamsters with dried flour worms, gammarus, which are also sold in specialized stores. The animal should eat in the morning and in the evening.
What you can not feed the Dzungarian hamsters
There is a list of products that can not be added to the diet of Dzungarian hamsters. These include feed mixtures intended for birds, Brazil nut, as well as familiar acorns. Contrary to popular belief, white bread, bread rolls and cheese are not very useful to feed the Dzungarian hamsters. Even if there is no obvious negative reaction, one day it may manifest itself. Is it worth the risk?
It should be noted: from sweet food or if it contains salt or spices, Dzungarian hamsters can get sick and even die.
The same reaction is expected from fried, canned, fatty foods. Categorically you can’t feed dry pasta, give mushrooms, honey, persimmon.
The body of the Dzungarian hamsters is not adapted to exotic fruits: kiwi, citrus, watermelon, pineapple and so on. Of vegetables, sorrel, potatoes, onions, garlic, cabbage are contraindicated. No matter how great the temptation to feed a pet tasty, it is worth paying attention to the fact that the concepts of “edible and healthy” are completely different with the Dzungarian hamsters.
Do not forget about water. There is an opinion that hamsters get the necessary amount of moisture from food. It is wrong. Putting a saucer with water is undesirable, as they will tip it very soon. It is better to equip the drinker and always change the fluid in a timely manner.
If a product that he has not tried yet is introduced into the diet of a Dzungarian hamster, start with small portions, gradually increasing. After some time, you will not only know very well what to feed and how to please the Dzungarian hamster, but you can also give advice to other beginners. And your animal will delight household members with cute habits and excellent health.