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Feeding your Hamster


Feeding your Hamster
In the wild, hamsters are omnivores which means they’ll happily munch on grasses, seeds, plant roots and the occasional tasty creepy-crawly!

Feeding your hamster

Your hamster needs a good quality food with all the right nutrients to stay happy and healthy. Provide fresh food every day and follow the feeding guide to avoid over-feeding your hamster.

Use a ceramic bowl to feed your hamster. This is not only gnaw-proof, but also more stable, so your hamster can’t knock it over! Scattering their food is also a great idea as it encourages their natural foraging behaviour. Your hamster will love rummaging around to find tasty morsels!

Did you know hamsters’ teeth are constantly growing? We recommend giving your hamster something to gnaw on to wear them down – our gnaw sticks are perfect for this!

Hamster feeding guide

Our Hamster Nuggets prevent selective feeding. This is where the animal picks out the sweet, high sugar elements of the diet and leaves the nutritious and fibre rich elements. Alongside these, always ensure you provide fresh water daily in a bottle placed with the spout at the height for the species.

In addition to nuggets, you can also provide your hamster with safe, fresh vegetables a couple of times a week in small amounts and ensure any uneaten fresh food is cleaned away before it spoils. Safe foods to feed your hamster include: broccoli, cauliflower, kale and cucumbers.

 

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It's important to handle your hamster from an early age so they get used to socialising.

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Transitioning to Burgess hamster food

Transition your hamster’s diet over a period of 7-10 days by gradually reducing the old food and replacing it with Burgess Hamster Food.

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Don’t forget

To ensure there is plenty of fresh water available.

Do you need more advice?

To help you find the right food for your pet have a look at our product range.

Alternatively you can call our free consumer care line on +44 1405 862241 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Our dedicated team of pet experts will help you make the right choice.

If you should have any concerns about the health of your pet, always consult a vet.