Help with my Robo's diet.
Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:20 PM
To give an idea of what I feed him:
-A mix of Hazel Hamster and Carefresh Complete daily.
-A pinch of bird seed every other day. (This is majorly millet, with a few other seeds.)
-Rare piece of a Yogurt treat. (Like a quarter of one every 4 days or so.)
-3-4 Sunflower seeds daily.
-1 piece of corn daily.
-Tiny serving of fresh veggie or fruit every other day.
I don't really measure the food I give him. I've learned to eye the amount he seems to eat daily; though he'll usually leave behind a couple of the pieces he doesn't care for. He eats the majority of it. Anyone measure their Robo's daily food and know how much they give them?
Posted 05 April 2012 - 02:55 AM
I'd reccomend 2-3 lab blocks(carefresh complete), 1tsp of seeds, and 1tsp of veggies every day.
- 2-3 Carefresh Complete pellets daily, depending on how big they are.
- 1tsp of bird seed/hazel hamster every day, that includes 1-2 sunflower seeds & 1-2 pieces corn. Check out Recommendations for Dwarf Hamster Mix
-1 tsp of veggies daily. Check out How Much Fresh Foods?
-Rare piece of a Yogurt treat. A quarter of one weekly would be great. They are REALLY sugary and fatty!
And a big factor in weight loss, is, of course, exercise! Robos are very active lil dudes so if you give him adequate space, he'll be much more active. Check out Minimum Cage Size! 15 minutes a day in a hamster ball or playpen is great too!
Best of luck!
Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:14 AM
But haha, from your list, it does appear that I've been overfeeding him. I think his weight gain is majorly my fault. I'm gonna slowly cut down on his food over the next week or so and see what happens. Get this little guy's weight under control. XD
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:52 AM
Thanks everyone for the tips. (: