All those who are having hamsters as pets at home must have fair knowledge related to what do hamsters eat. Well, there are lots of things that you can make a part of hamsters' diet like seeds, dried fruits, vegetables, and so on. You can also give your pet hamsters some treats once in a week that contains fresh fruits. You must know that whenever you give your pet hamsters a start of fresh fruits, you should always be careful not to give them too much of that because it may disturb their stomach.

There are different tastes of hamsters living at different places, like Syrian hamsters food consists of green pepper and broccoli.

Some of the fruits that can be given to hamsters are as follows:

  • Seedless Apples
  • Banana
  • Blackberries and Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Cranberries
  • Grapes
  • Lychee
  • Mango
  • Melon
  • Peaches
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries

The list of some of the vegetables that can be given to hamsters is as follows:

  • Bean sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chestnuts
  • Cloves
  • Corns
  • Cucumbers
  • Peas
  • Turnip
  • Zucchini

Besides fresh fruits and vegetables, there are some other foods as well that can be given to hamsters, for example, meats and proteins. The following list exactly states that in the category of meat and protein what can hamsters eat that should not disturb their digestive system, and is beneficial for their health.

  • Plain tofu
  • Eggs (both boiled and scrambled)
  • Grasshoppers
  • White bread
  • Crickets
  • Mealworms
  • Yogurt (both flavored and plain)
  • Dog biscuits
  • Lab blocks
  • Monkey chow
  • Peanut butter

Now coming to the question, "Is there any other thing that can be given to hamsters in their diet that is good for both their health and stomach?" Yes, there is a lot of other stuff that hamsters would love to have in their diet, such as:

  • Flaxseed
  • Cooked plain rice
  • Baby food
  • Plain cooked pasta
  • Dry toast
  • Cereals that are low in sugar
  • Seeds of pumpkin
  • Some kinds of nuts (except almonds)
  • Seeds of squash
  • Lentils
  • Dried or soaked or cooked Oat Meal
  • Bran
  • Yeast
  • Alfalfa
  • Peanuts
  • Plain popcorns

So the post has covered lots of things that can be a part of your pet hamsters' diet. Can you think about anything still left? If not then you should give one more chance to yourself and give a shot to your think tank to find out what is left now. Yes! You have forgotten the herbs type. There are certain herbs that appeal to the hamsters habit of eating. It should be noted that the list contains all the herbs that you can give to hamsters and none other type of herbs can be given to them otherwise it could be really disastrous for their health.

Acceptable kinds of herbs that can be given to hamsters are listed as follows:

  • Oregano
  • Dill
  • Basil
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Parsley
  • Cilantro
  • Fennel

So, till this section of the post, almost everything has been comprehensively listed that you can give to hamsters. Now here are a few other things that should be taken care of while feeding hamsters. It is a known fact that excess of everything is bad and the sa,e applies here as well. You should not feed your pet hamsters with these food items in large quantity. The treat for them should be only 20 percent of their entire meal.

A very important factor is yet to be discussed and that is the quality of the food items. You should be very careful that if you are buying food from some pet store, always go for the high quality and known brands for the purpose. The hamsters' stomach is very sensitive and feeding them inappropriately can be extremely dangerous to them in various ways. Therefore, always use good quality food, be careful about the quantity and that's all about hamster eating.

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