What can hamsters eat that’s human food? There are several types of human food that can be given to hamsters. Here are safe to eat foods for your hamster.
What does Hamster Eat?
Hamsters that live in the wild will eat foods that match the habitat of the hamster. Hamsters live in a dry place or on the edge of the desert. Wild hamsters will eat some types of insects, grasses, and grains. Hamsters are omnivores so these animals are like humans.
There are several mixed types of meat and vegetation. Pet hamsters must have the same food as wild hamsters and you should not give too much food to your favorite hamster. Usually, you see a hamster with the cheek full of food and beg for food. Hamsters do not eat all the food on the cheek. Hamsters will store food in that bed.
You should buy a special hamster mixed food at the pet store. You can buy pellets or muesli. You can choose foods with natural color because foods with excessive dyes contain additives. Hamsters love vegetables and fruits but you have to be careful when giving the food. Hamsters can experience diarrhea when you give too many vegetables and fruits. You just need to give a small size of the carrot, cucumber, and apple pieces.
Hamsters love carrots but these fruits contain high sugar. Other vegetables and fruits that can be given to hamsters are bananas, peaches, broccoli, cabbage, and chicory. You should not give onions or oranges because these foods contain high acid which can injure the stomach of a hamster. If you want to give protein, then you can give boiled eggs and worms once a week. You should not give sticky food because the food will be stuck in a hamster bag.
How Much Feed per Day?
You can feed Syrian hamsters with 10 grams of dry food twice a day. You should pay attention to the food eaten by the hamster because the hamster does not have the same appetite. Dwarf hamsters have the same amount of food as Syrian hamsters because these hamsters perform a faster metabolic process than the hamsters.
When to Feed Hamster
Hamsters do not just eat at night. Hamsters always eat snacks throughout the day so you have to make sure that the hamster has enough food. You have to give fresh food to the hamster. Provide clean water without chlorine for the hamster. You should clean the bottle once a week. You must also filter the water.
List of foods hamsters should avoided
- Pork products
- Junk food
- Canned food
- Apple seeds
- Raw kidney beans
- Raw potatoes
- Grape seeds
- Fool’s Parslet
- Tangerines or oranges or no citrus fruits
- Tomato leaves
- Raw Rhubarb
- Cherry stone
- Peach stone and leaves
- Tangerines or oranges
- Apricot stone
- Jellies and Jams
Campbell’s dwarves hamsters should avoid eating sugar, because this type of hamsters is prone to diabetes. Example of foods that containing lots of sugar are peas, carrots, corn, and fruits. If you want to give your hamsters new type of foods, you should give them slowly, doing this to avoid diarrhea in hamster and upsetting their stomach. Hope this article can help you choose the perfect food for your hamster.