They tend to eat quite abit more of there normal hamster mix. Also for supplement to there usual diet you can give them a little plain scrambled egg, bread and milk (Bread is soaked into the milk). You can also buy special vitamins for rodents, but to be honest, I have never used them in my life. I have bred many successful litters, I don't recommend people doing it unless that have some serious research.
Post by Die Fledermaus on Feb 1, 2004 20:18:23 GMT -4
I gave mine warmed baby food (chicken vegetable) before and after the birth; the two week old babies also loved it. below is one of my favorite photos of them charging after it, and leaving the cottage cheese nearby untouched for the moment. I sometimes gave them a bit of cheese, or natural (no sugar, etc) peanut butter (creamy).
Kane, I heard something about hamsters being lactose intolerant and not handling dairy well. (??).
Wow, those hammies were super cute when babies. At the top that is Hypatia on the far left, and Zenobia on the far right; Rainy the mom. I think that is Boudicca half hidden in the middle; the all black ones I can't tell, of course.
Post by Die Fledermaus on Apr 13, 2004 22:27:52 GMT -4
Give her a little more protein-based foods, such as above, and scrambled eggs (more of the white). Same while nursing. I had a litter of 12: Larry the runt died at three weeks, and Peter suddenly at 2 1/2 months, but until Ringy suddenly died two days short of her first birthday all the ten others were here and healthy. So the diet and conditions must have been good.
my pregnant hammis get cooked chicken in a little milk so it is nice & moist with cucumber skin & seeds removed - this ensures that the babies are getting loads of water - also remember to lower the water bottle or add a 2nd one & increase the amount of hammi food too.