Safe foods for your Hamster

There are lots of safe foods for your hamster, including fresh foods that can be added to your hamsters diet. Fresh fruit and vegetables provide your hamster with a similar diet to what they will eat in the wild. Fresh foods should only be given 2-3 times a week. If your hamster is new to fresh foods then introduce them very slowly, especially with young hamsters. Too much too quickly can upset your hamsters tummy.

 

Here is our list of safe foods for your hamster.

Safe Fruit, Vegetables, Salad & Herbs

  • Alfalfa
  • Apple (not the seeds)
  • Apricot
  • Asparagus
  • Aubergine (Eggplant)
  • Avocado
  • Banana
  • Basil
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Blackberry
  • Blueberry
  • Brocolli
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrot
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Cherries (not the stones)
  • Chestnuts
  • Chicory
  • Coconut
  • Coriander
  • Corn-On-The-Cob
  • Courgettes (Zucchini)
  • Cranberry
  • Cress
  • Cucumber
  • Dates
  • Dill
  • Endive
  • Fennel (the ‘leaves’ not bulb)
  • Fig
  • Grapes (seedless)
  • Green Beans
  • Hemp (seeds)
  • Kale
  • Kiwi
  • Loganberry
  • Lychee
  • Mange Tout
  • Mango
  • Marrow
  • Melon
  • Mint (the plant)
  • Okra
  • Papaya
  • Parsley
  • Peach (not the stone)
  • Pear (not the seeds)
  • Peas
  • Peppers (red, yellow, green etc)
  • Plum (not the stone)
  • Potato (cooked)
  • Prune
  • Raddish
  • Raspberry
  • Rocket (the plant)
  • Rhubarb (cooked)
  • Runner Beans
  • Sage
  • Spinach
  • Squash (e.g. butternut)
  • Star Fruit
  • Strawberry
  • Sweet Potato (cooked)
  • Swede
  • Sweetcorn
  • Turnip
  • Water Cress
  • Water Melon




  • Bramble (blackberry) Leaves
  • Chickweed
  • Clover (red, white and the grass kind)
  • Cornflower
  • Cow Parsley
  • Cress
  • Dandelion Flower
  • Dandelion Leaves
  • Dock Leaves
  • Grass
  • Hawthorn Leaves
  • Plantain
  • Rose (petals)
  • Sweetpeas
  • Trefoil
  • Water Cress

 

Popular Safe Treats

  • Almonds (NOT in the shell)
  • Beech Nuts
  • Biscuits (plain such as Rich Tea)
  • Boiled Potato
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Bread
  • Cereals (Non sugary, shreddies, shredded wheat, weetabix etc)
  • Cashew Nuts
  • Chicken (plain & cooked)
  • Cheese
  • Coconut
  • Crickets
  • Currents
  • Dog Biscuits (Bonio, Pedigree Denta Rask, Pedigree Milk Bones)
  • Egg (boiled or scrambled)
  • Fish (cooked)
  • Hazel Nuts
  • Meal Worms (dried or freshly killed as they have powerful jaws and can injure hamsters)
  • Meat – Cooked (pork, beef, gammon, ham etc)
  • Nuts
  • Pecan Nuts
  • Peanuts (monkey nuts)
  • Pistachio Nuts
  • Prunes
  • Raisins
  • Sweet Chestnuts
  • Sultanas
  • Toast
  • Walnuts

Bon Appetit!!

 

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