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Healthy Treats for Hamsters

It is 2:30 in the afternoon, and my tummy is rumbling. Of course, every dog, cat, and free roam house rabbit around here has had a snack except Mom, aka ME. I'm fibbing a little, but the fish don't need a snack. What should I have? We have a lot of healthy and unhealthy snacks around here, plus some fresh peach cobbler I made. I think you know where I am going with this. While I would really LOVE some cobbler, I decided to have some apple slices and peanut butter. The same concept goes for your hamster. We know you want to give them something delicious to brighten their day or save for later in those chubby cheeks. However, you don’t want to provide them with junk either. So today, we are going to find out what are healthy treats for hamsters.

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Healthy treats for hamsters: why are they important?

Even though hamsters were domesticated almost one hundred years ago, they still enjoy foods like what they ate in their native environments. Originally from Syria, there are twenty-four hamster breeds worldwide. Additionally, hamsters are small and stout and therefore prone to weight gain. Some hammy species are also very susceptible to diabetes. Therefore, sticking to healthy snacks is essential for good health.

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Yay for options…in moderation

The wonderful thing about healthy treats for hamsters is there are so many choices for these tiny fluffballs. Be sure to wash all fruits and veg before offering them to your hammy and only give them tiny amounts. Here is the list!

Fruits and Vegetables

Grains and Proteins

  • Apples (no seeds)
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumber
  • Dandelion greens
  • Grapes
  • Kale
  • Peas
  • Potato (cooked)
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet potato
  • Squash
  • Cooked brown rice
  • Cooked whole wheat pasta
  • Hay
  • Plain (no sugar) whole grain cereal
  • Whole grain bread or toast
  • Cooked chicken
  • Crickets
  • Hard-boiled eggs
  • Lentils
  • Mealworms
  • Plain air-popped popcorn
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Unsalted peanuts

Small Pet Select’s Healthy Treats for Hamsters

Most healthy treats for hamsters require a trip to the grocery store, but guess what? Ours do not! We have a full line of healthy treats for hamsters that you can order anytime from any place. Here are a few suggestions:

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What is your hammy's fave healthy treat? Do you and your hamster enjoy healthy treats together? Please comment on our socials or email us with all the deets.

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VETERINARY DISCLAIMER: We are not veterinarians, and none of our information should be construed as veterinary advice.  If your pet is acting unwell, you have concerns for their well being, or before adding any new product, please contact your veterinarian immediately. 

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