Age-appropriate food mix for older teddy hamsters – composed just as it would be in the wild As our little friends grow older their habits change, and so do their dietary needs. Growing animals need a lot of protein for their bodies to grow and develop; young adult hamsters need a lot of energy as they first leave their mothers’ burrows, find their own territories and thence start looking for eligible mates; and aging pets need more fibre and vital substances to remain fit and mobile for as long as possible. Our SENiOR Mix is tailored to the needs of fully grown and older long-haired Syrian hamsters. It contains all the nutrients your teddy hamster over 12 months of age needs; and less protein and high-energy components, making it better suited to his slowing metabolism than junior food. Carefully selected delicious herbs, quality seeds, tasty roots and tender vegetables from organic sources remind us of the steppes of Syria, which are the original habitat of hamsters of the species Mesocricetus auratus. Indeed, we have made a number of excursions to Syria to explore the natural habitat and the food sources available to the wild hamsters there in various seasons. The results of research into the Syrian hamsters’ natural habitat in the highlands of Aleppo form the basis of this food. These findings were used along with the guidelines of the Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover (being the veterinary college of Hannover) as well as experience from many years of hamster keeping to create an ideal food for your little friend.
Feed 1.5 heaped measuring spoons (this equals 1.5 heaped tablespoons) and one to two insects of your choice per day. Please check weekly how much food your pet has stashed away in his larder: if the stores are, figuratively, overflowing, please reduce the amount of food slightly; if there is hardly anything stored your pet probably needs a little more food. If you are caring for a pregnant or lactating female, please let her have half a measuring spoon of this hamster mix and one insect extra per day. This tub contains approximately 90 measuring spoons worth of food, which lasts on average 1-2 months, depending on the animal.
Yellow millet, corn flakes, barley, pumpkin seeds, oat flakes, rye, naked oats, rose hip peels, carrots, parsnip, buckwheat, parboiled peas, toasted soybeans, parsley leaves, birch tree leaves, beetroot, clover seeds, dandelion root, spinach leaves, rapeseed, camelina seeds, quinoa, alfalfa seeds, hazel leaves, amaranth, red clover seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, whole sage leaves, evening primrose seeds, common marigold petals, golden linseed, nettle seeds, milk thistle seeds, aniseed, black sesame seeds, brown linseed (all ingredients are organically sourced)