Compound feed for Syrian hamsters (Mesocricetus auratus) during their first year
Age-appropriate food mix for young Syrian 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 JUNiOR Mix is tailored to the needs of young Syrian hamsters. Its components are perfectly balanced to supply all the nutrients and energy an active young hamster needs to grow and develop. This also makes it an ideal food for pregnant or lactating females.
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.
Wild Syrian hamsters live in steppes and agricultural areas, where they find a varied diet that changes with the seasons. On their exciting late evening rambles through nature, hamsters use their sensitive noses to find all the best bits of food, which they either carry home in their pouches or eat then and there.
If you like, you can also entertain your pet with a foraging adventure: Instead of providing all the food in a feeding bowl, you can scatter the compound food around your hamster’s enclosure or bury it under a thin layer of substrate in the digging box. You can then watch your pet act out his natural behaviour, digging up even the smallest seed or grain.
Corn flakes, yellow millet, oat flakes, barley, carrots, pumpkin seeds, rye, parsnip, parboiled peas, beetroot, amaranth, hempseed, buckwheat, brown linseed, parsley leaves, birch leaves, dandelion root, spinach leaves, fennel seeds, golden linseed, sesame seeds, toasted soybeans, hazel leaves (all ingredients are organically sourced)
crude fibre: 7.9 %
crude protein: 14.9 %
crude oils and fats: 9.2 %
crude ash: 3.2 %