Safe Food List from EH

For any and all questions about feeding, diet and different foods. Questions and posts about purchasing from stores should be made in the Shopping section.
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Post by tigermoon89 » Sat Mar 26, 2011 2:49 am

I found this info on the hamster hideout forum about avocado and why it's considered unsafe:
Avocados are avoided because they contain persin (Wiki link). So exactly why certain foods are dangerous to feed depends on the food itself and it's hard to put a blanket statement on why some are safe and some aren't.
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Post by wodesorel » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:42 am

Just remember that what is unsafe for one species isn't inherently toxic to another. (Dogs and cats will be poisoned from eating grapes - yet humans and rodents have no issues eating them. All are mammals, but the species and their diets are so different that what is good for one is deadly for the other.) I think one important thing to keep in mind also is that avocado is native to Compresses' home turf, so it's not like it's foreign to them.

Personally, I've fed avocado many times to both my Es and PPs when I make home-made guacamole. I'm not sure that the plain meat has ever been touched when served by itself, but throw a skin in the tank and it'll be scraped clean by morning! :)
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Post by DustAndEchoes » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:55 am

I fed mine avocado from time to time without issues.

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for every crab?

Post by kooky crab » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:45 pm

is this list for every type of hermit crabs? we have pp's. thanks
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Post by JediMasterThrash » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:21 pm

Yes, this is for all species of hermit crabs.
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Post by Guest » Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:57 pm

Never knew you could give them unseasoned chicked bones so i decided to give them one. should i only do this occasionally due to the fat? also is the marrow the only part they should really eat?

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Post by crabbyhappy » Wed May 25, 2011 5:33 pm

Are cashews not okay? If not, just curious, but why?
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Post by CallaLily » Thu May 26, 2011 9:31 am

crabbyhappy wrote:Are cashews not okay? If not, just curious, but why?
I'm pretty sure cashews are fine just be sure to pick up unsalted ones. :)

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Post by Hermycrabitat21 » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:23 pm

so i'm guessing freeze dried peaches with sugar are not good?
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Post by CrabbyMom33 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 4:37 pm

Peaches are safe, but the sugar isn't good for them.
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Post by Hermycrabitat21 » Tue Jun 07, 2011 5:32 pm

ya i bought freeze dried strawberries and peaches, but the peaches have sugar added to it, which i didn't realize when i bought it... :x
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Post by Jamescfjr » Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:54 pm

Are the leaves and stems of the wild strawberry plant safe? I ask because I have a ton of wild strawberry plants and in the fall they will be long done producing berries.
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Post by GRMU99 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:16 pm

what about pretzels without any salt on them any good to give them
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Re: Safe Food List from EH

Post by jaykebob » Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:12 am

Thanks very much for this! My crabs are also thankful for the many new additions to their diet! haha.


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Post by jaykebob » Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:21 am

By the way, I have also fed my crabs avacado and two of them loved it, the other two weren't fans of it apparently.

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