First and foremost, let’s color! This “veggies and a peace sign” coloring sheet was recommended by Amy on the G-O-B-S-M-C-G-Juice Facebook page. Enjoy!
If you haven’t already met my hamster-friend, let me introduce you. Cute, huh? I want to share a little about what we feed Buddy, since his diet is vegan and he seems to really enjoy his food.
The majority of his diet consists of this Ecotrition organic blend. One bag lasts the little guy months and months, and the ingredients are pretty solid (organic alfalfa forage, oat groats, wheat, millet, milo, corn, soybeans, pumpkin seed, papaya, banana, flax…). Buddy had been eating some questionable food when we adopted him (as consumers, have hamsters really expressed a need for bright green, yellow, and red food?) but he transitioned over to this stuff with no complaints.
In addition to the dry blend, Buddy eats various veggies, nuts, and seeds throughout the week. His favorites are cucumber, romaine lettuce, broccoli, spinach, cashews, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, and flax seeds. Sometimes he’s super pumped about wheatgrass, and other times not. He loves fruit but receives it very rarely since dwarf hamsters are prone to diabetes. He also gets a cooked chickpea or a couple lentils once in a while– yum! For more info on foods that hamsters can and cannot eat, I recommend checking out a book about hamster care. There is plenty to read online (here, for example) but it’s hard to gauge the reliability.
Buddy hanging out in his bedroom
I’m giving away a free book this Sunday… to enter, show us your Ingvar!
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