What is a 'normal' weight range for a Russian Hybrid Hamster?
Jane's 2.5 oz (that's 70 grams, apparently).....she's gained half an ounce since February 11th. But I've not changed anything I'm feeding her. If anything she's getting less food now than she was then. And Prince has been the EXACT same for ages.
Do I need to worry or not? Half an ounce - 14 grams - seems quite a lot, for something so tiny. She's never been a very active hamster, and is in fact probably the laziest I've ever come across, but her diet hasn't changed really, except to probably decrease.
(Unless a hamster can get fat off cat biscuits, meal worms and millet sprays.....which are the only additions to her diet I've made since getting her. But I decreased the muesli at the same time so the overall amount of stuff-with-calories-in she receives has NOT changed.)
Sorry for that being ramble-y and probably not making sense. I was very shocked and more than a little concerned when I weighed her last night. Prince is still 7 ounces and has been ever since I started recording the animals' weights.
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(chins for the win!)
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