Petcare advise

Advance Hamster & Gerbil FOOD:

NEW Advance Hamster & Gerbil food 750gr available from 20th March

Advance Hamster & Gerbil Food is a complementary food suitable for all breeds of hamsters and gerbils. This nutritious & wholesome tasty nugget - supplies your hamsters and gerbils with a mono-component food that prevents selective feeding.
Feeding the correct diet to your pet is essential for maintaining good health.Hamster & Gerbils are omnivores meaning their diet should consist of cereals,vegetables and animal protein.

Advance hamster & gerbil food should be fed with a daily portion of suitable fresh vegetables & a small piece of lean cooked meat like chicken twice a week. As a treat the occasional small portion of fresh fruit, a few dried mealworms or a little hard-boiled egg is ideal.

Benefits of feeding Advance hamster gerbil food:

  • Tasty nugget prevents selective feeding
  • Protein for cell, organ & tissue function
  • Vitamins & minerals to boost the immune system
  • Essential oils for healthy skin & coat
  • No added colours, flavourings or preservatives
  • Verm X for intestinal health
  • Pre-biotic aid digestion

 

Overcoming selective feeding:

Mr Johnson's Advance HAMSTER & GERBIL FOOD contains a balanced diet in every mouthful therefore overcoming selective feeding.

Hamsters & gerbils, if overfed, can become overweight therefore should be fed twice a day, dividing their daily requirements into two meals, feeding morning and evening ensuring any uneaten food is removed before refilling. Remember Hamsters hoard their food so it could be hidden around their house so check this is eaten or removed before refilling their bowl.

 

 

Changing your Hamster & gerbils diet:

Your hamster or gerbil's diet should never be altered suddenly as abrupt changes could trigger digestive upsets, especially in baby hamster or gerbils that are stressed (for example if they have moved to a new home). If you want to alter their diet, it is recommended that this change takes place gradually over a 7-10 day period. This can be done by mixing small quantities of the new food with their existing food and increasing the proportions until it is fully changed over.

 

Feeding Guide:

This advice is a guide only. Advance hamster & gerbil food is a complementary food and should be fed with suitable fresh fruit and vegetables. Hamster also can be fed a small quantity of good quality hay. Hamster’s and gerbil’s are omnivores so should also be fed a small portion of cooked lean meat, like chicken a couple of times a week. As a treat they will also enjoy a mealworm - dried mealworms are ideal. Clean fresh water should be available at all times.
                                    Growing          Adult                Lactating
Gerbil                          5-9 gr/day       4-8 gr/day       10-15 gr/day
Hamster                       6-10 gr/day     5-9 gr/day       12-20 gr/day
Dwarf Hamster             3-6 gr/day        2-5 gr/day       6-10 gr/day

Composition:

Wheat, Wheatfeed, Soya Bean Meal, Oats, Sunflower Seed Meal, Linseed,  Calcium Carbonate, Vegetable Oil & Fat, Mono Calcium phosphate,Bio Moss ®, Sodium Chloride, Verm-X ® Herb Blend.

Analytical Constituents:

Crude Protein: 19.00%; Crude Fibre: 5.00%; Crude: Oils & Fats: 5.00%; Crude Ash: 5.50%
Calcium: 0.80%; Lysine: 0.89%; Methionine: 0.30% ; Sodium: 0.08%; Phosphorous: 0.60%

Nutritional additives:

Vit A: (E672) 10,000 iu/kg; Vit D3:(E671) 1,000 iu/kg; Vit E: 50 iu/kg
Trace Elements:  Iron: (E1) 161mg/kg, Manganese : (E5) 89mg/kg, Zinc Oxide : (E6) 69mg/kg, Copper : (E4) 20 mg/kg, Iodine: (E2) 0.8mg/kg, Selenium : (E8) 0.44mg/kg   

Summary:

  • Available in 750gr packs
  • Protein for cell, organ & tissue function
  • Vitamins & minerals to boost the immune system
  • Essential oils for healthy skin & coat
  • No added colours, flavourings or preservatives
  • Verm X for intestinal health
  • Pre-biotic aid digestion

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