A well-balanced miniature hamster diet consists of:
High-quality hamster lab blocks and limited amounts of grains, vegetables, fruits and Timothy hay.
Clean, fresh, filtered, chlorine-free water, changed daily.
Do not feed chocolate, caffeine or alcohol as these can cause serious medical conditions. Avoid sugar and high fat treats.
Things to remember when feeding your miniature hamster:
Miniature Hamsters play during the night and rest during the day (nocturnal) but can adjust to your schedule.
Easy to handle but move quickly; some species, such as Chinese dwarfs and Robos, are less likely to nip or bite.
Chew on objects to maintain incisor teeth, which grow continuously; ensure they have plenty of wood chew sticks or mineral chews.
How to take care of Miniature
Clean and disinfect the habitat and its contents at least once a week with a 3% bleach solution. Rinse and allow to dry completely before placing the hamster back into the habitat.
Remove wet spots daily; change bedding at least once a week, or more often as necessary.
Grooming & Hygiene:
Hamsters stay clean and rarely need baths, but can be spot-cleaned with a damp washcloth or unscented baby wipes if needed. Hamsters enjoy a weekly dust bath.
Consult with a veterinarian if a hamster's teeth seem too long.