My partner and I had a hamster once. A week later we had 5!
We started off feeding them a pet store mix, but as you’ve noticed, not only do they hoard their food in those cute little cheeks, they also pick out what they like best and leave the rest behind. We started making a mix (similar to the popular SueBee’s rat mix) with various cereals and grains. We always included Cheerios, wheat puffs, rice puffs, Grape Nuts, and oatmeal. They loved it. We also gave them the occasional treat of fresh fruits and veggies, but I would run a quick google search on the types they can eat. Unlike rats, they can’t eat everything. They also shouldn’t eat a lot of them, because hamsters are prone to Wet Tail, and they can die from it. (Wet Tail is, essentially, massive diarrhea.) Also, if you’re going to feed them fresh fruits and veggies, a good idea is to check back an hour or so later and hunt out their stashes. You don’t want that stuff rotting in their cages. :ick:
Ah, now I’m missing the squirmy little bears. They were such cuties. But? I couldn’t knit for them like I can for our rats. I think they realize how much hard work goes into the hammocks I knit them. They appreciate it so much they go out of their way not to ruin them… by not using them at all! :doh:And yet, I keep trying… :knitting: