This guide applies to golden Syrian hamsters and dwarf hamsters. Despite being different species, these pet rodents are similar in their internal makeup and their nutritional needs. All hamsters need animal protein as well as plant rich food as they are omnivores. In contrast to chinchillas, guinea pigs and rabbits, hamsters can tolerate grains well. Grains are concentrates of plant nutrients, mostly in the form of seeds and seedlings, and these are ideal for hamsters.
Probably every guinea pig owner knows the funny whistling noise that this animal makes when it sees the bag of food or the little squeak of happiness when it cuddles up with its companion. What exactly is a guinea pig trying to say when it snorts and whistles?