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.