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Harry Hamster. Information about hamsters.

Feeding Hamster Food

What do hamsters eat?

Hamsters are omnivorous but predominantly vegetarian. Pet Hamsters must have access to good hamster food and clean water 24-7

Because you love your pet you are going to give them good wholesome hamster food and some treats.

Proprietary pet shop hamster food from a packet is a good basis for your hamster but that is just the start. You can add some hamster muesli containing: Pea Flakes, Grass Pellets, Toasted Maize Flakes, Toasted Soya Flakes, Peanuts, Dries Banana Flakes, and Sunflower Seeds.

On top of that we give our boys and girls fresh vegetable matter in the shape of broccoli, cucumber end apple regularly.

What do hamsters eat? We have found they particularly like the seeds and the pithy centre from a sweet pepper.

We give them seasonal treats as well. An occasional lettuce leaf in summer. Uncooked sweet chestnut cut in two in autumn. Half a small Brussels sprout or a quarter of a dried fig at Christmas.

We also give them: the odd unsalted, unsweetened, popcorn or hazel nut, almond, pecan, sultana or currant.

They are reputed to eat mealworms and other small insects. (We haven’t tried them on our hamsters yet!)

Now for what you shouldn’t give your hamster.

Do not feed your hamster: salty foods like crisps or roasted peanuts, sugary things like sweets or toffee popcorn or spicy things like onion, garlic or chilies. These will make your hamster ill.

Do not give your pet hamster anything to drink except, clean, fresh water.

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