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
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 >
The mother of a litter of hamsters may eat her young because she knows that eating them will provide better for the rest of the litter; hamsters have an instinct that allows them to think about the good of the entire litter before thinking about one single hamster. Unlike humans, hamsters have many babies at once, and a mother hamster must consider this fact when she is deciding on what to do with babies that she cannot properly care for.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 usually only hibernate for a few days at a time. If kept in very cold conditions, they may hibernate for up to a week. Hamsters only hibernate in captivity if exposed to cold, dark conditions. Exposing a hibernating hamster to warmth or touch can help revive them.Full Answer >