I absoloutely adore and spend a small fortune on my hamsters. I admit it...I am totally obsessed with hamsters now and am trying to stop myself owning a fifth one of late which is really hard lol! I just love them and to me they are my little bear babies lol.
One thing I consider myself to be is a responsible owner. Its all very well and good owning them and giving them treats but nutrition is important to so along with a decent feed I always look for decent 'gnaws' and the such like.
Hamster teeth never stop growing, you'd know this is one ever bit you. Its a job to keep them looking trim and not painful for my lot and so I often buy them hard types of cereal bars that are only good for said teeth but good for their digestive systems and general well being too and they also keep them busy lol.
Whenever I'm near a pet shop I always take a nosy and usually buy something and the other day I found a small independent pet shop on my travels. I spotted these Rollinis for a pound a tube of 7 of them from Vitakraft (a brand I am very much aware of) and considring there were 7 rollinis within it for a pound decided that these were definetely worth a go as economical for me they were with four hamsters lol!
You get a tube effect green, blue and see-through plastic wrapper and on the front of it we are told of course that they are Rollinis 'For small animals' and there is a photograph of a woman holding a Guinea Pig on there and a picture depicted of some peaches and we are told that they are from Vitakraft. On the back of the packaging other information listed includes ingredients and feeding advice (in lots of different labnguages), we are told that all 7 pieces weigh 40g in total and contact details for Vitakraft are given. Nice enough, informative packaging this is though so much information is given in Foreign languages I had trouble finding the small amount of information on there that is given in English lol.
They are small, hard formed balls of cereal which are made from oat groats, wheat, corn, buckwheat, apples, peach, apricots and held together by a little honey (as well as a few other ingrdients of course). They are rough textured with them being all shades of gold and red and brown in colour and the ingredients I have listed are apparent in different quanitites and sizes and to the human nose they have no smell to them at all. I was impressed by the nice dainty, round size of them and popped them all one in their cages and it is advised that they can have one of these every two days (though what type of small pet that means I'm not entirely sure).
My hamsters rather liked these. My little Russian Dwarf loved these the most and I spotted him intrigued by it rolling it about and nibbling it. He most liked to stash his bit by bit in his cheek pouches and bury it so I'm not sure he ate it but it would have helped his teeth. My three Syrians...Trevor, Reginald and Maud Fanny also attacked theirs regulary and with gusto and although all of my hamsters munched on this and made a dent in them I feel these last ages for really small animals such as mine!
These have been a great buy for us and I will certainly buy them again. Nutritionally good, looking nice and obviously tasty they are an economical buy for us and an enjoyable snack for my lovely lot so they get a thumbs up from us!