Hamster Diet: All About Vitamins

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Hamster Diet: All About Vitamins

Hamster Diet: All About Vitamins

Like all animals, hamsters benefit from a range of vitamins in their diets. Here are some important vitamins for your hamster’s needs. Vitamin A is useful for nursing hamsters and important in small amounts for growth. Lack of vitamin A has been shown to cause slow development in baby hamsters. Green vegetables and carrots are good sources of vitamin A. Remember the “too much” rule here.

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Basic Hamster Diet: What Do Hamsters Eat?

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Basic Hamster Diet: What Do Hamsters Eat?

Hamsters will stuff their cheeks with just about anything, but they need a balanced diet to thrive. As omnivores, they eat a variety of foods, from seeds, fruits and greens to the occasional insect or other form of protein. A variety of commercial hamster food is available for hamsters, from pellets, seed mixes and blocks. But which is the best to keep your small animal healthy and thriving?

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Guinea Pig Diet Tips

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Guinea Pig Diet Tips

Your guinea pig may be small, but his appetite is large—and it’s important to feed him nutritious, wholesome foods.“The right guinea pig diet keeps your cuddly pet happy and healthy,” says Dr. Amy Kurowski, a small animal veterinarian. Dr. Kurowski explains that guinea pigs are herbivores, meaning they don’t eat meat or dairy, and are hindgut fermenters, which means they are specially equipped to break down hard-to-digest plant material. Guinea pigs possess an enlarged cecum, a pouch in the intestine that contains lots of bacteria to aid in digestion of hay and other tough plants.

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