Hamsters like to eat grains, seeds, fruits and vegetables. Hamsters should be fed a commercial hamster food, which may consist of pellets or seed mixes.Know More
When eating seed mixes, hamsters often pick out only certain preferred foods and won't eat the rest, resulting in an unbalanced diet. Pellet diets can, however, become monotonous, which can cause some hamsters to stop eating them.
Commercial hamster diets can be supplemented with fresh fruits and vegetables. They can also be fed hay, bread, cooked brown rice, peanuts, pumpkin seeds and popcorn. Most hamsters also enjoy small amounts of peanut butter. Hamsters should not be fed almonds, citrus fruits or raw potatoes.Learn more about Rodents
It is acceptable to feed a hamster mild cheese in moderation. When feeding a hamster new food, it is important to introduce the food slowly. Feeding too much of a foreign food to a hamster too early can upset its stomach and possibly cause diarrhea.Full Answer >
Different dwarf hamster species have different dietary needs. In general, Hamster mixes are the perfect food for dwarf hamsters, though an occasional fresh food is good too. However, feeding them fresh food all the time is not a good idea as it may be toxic to them.Full Answer >
Hamsters cannot eat lettuce in large quantities, but they can have it as a rare treat. Too much lettuce causes diarrhea and liver problems. Iceberg lettuce should never be fed to hamsters because of its high water content and lack of nutrients.Full Answer >
Hamsters bite humans for many reasons and require special handling to avoid biting. A hamster may bite out of stress, pain or fear, and it may bite because it is untame.Full Answer >