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On the Ball: Rocco's Nutty Mix-Up

On the Ball: Rocco's Nutty Mix-Up

No time is better than the present to make up a special treat for your small pet! I created these treats a few years back using people food ingredients listed in a Dwarf Hamster book that would be okay for little Rocco. These nibbles increase rodents' natural desire to forage, and help their teeth, too.

To see how to mix-up a nutty treat for small rodents,


Rocco's Nutty Mix-up

6 tablespoons unsalted nuts (I used pecans, almonds, walnuts, and peanuts.)
1 tablespoon unsalted seeds (I used unshelled sunflower seeds.)
2 tablespoon rolled oats
3/4 tablespoon unsalted peanut butter
3/4 tablespoon honey

Put nuts and seeds in a resealable plastic bag and crush with a rolling pin. Pour the mixture into a bowl with oats, peanut butter, and honey. Put plastic bags on hands and knead the mixture. Tear off small sections and roll into 1/2-inch balls. Store in airtight container. Makes 20.


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guineapiggin9 guineapiggin9 8 years
I'll have to try those for my piggies. They LOVE to eat!!
Pets Pets 8 years
It's a stock photo of a guinea pig . . . that's not me or (the late) Rocco.
tralalala tralalala 8 years
hahaha pretty sure it is a guinea pig. Still a good recipe though!
Alisha_Stiletto Alisha_Stiletto 8 years
That looks awful big for a Dwarf hamster. Shit. Isnt that a guinea pig? LOL I hope so.
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