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Old 10-13-2016, 04:27 AM   #1
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Default What dog treats are okay for hamsters?

I've seen a few videos where people talk about some dog treats thats are suitable for hamster is this true? I'm looking for something that would take a while to chew and would be tasty to encourage her to chew. I somehow managed to get a chewer :/

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Old 10-13-2016, 05:11 AM   #2
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Whimzees Chews are great for chewers and seem to go down well with most hamsters. They're often sold individually and come in shapes like a toothbrush or a crocodile. Here's the link to their website: WHIMZEES | Natural Dog Treats

Another brand of chew that can also be given to hamsters is Greenies, however Whimzees seems to be the preferred option generally. Here's there site: The daily dental treat that dogs love - Greenies

You can also give them things like dog biscuits and the ones that have the lowest salt are Biscrok Original by Pedigree and Bonio. The Biscrok Original ones go down very well with my hams.

Other options include basic things like dehydrated chicken and I've tried some with James when I got a food sample from another member but I'm not sure whether there are any particular brand names that are considered to be the best.
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Old 10-13-2016, 05:12 AM   #3
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I use Biscrok dog biscuits for mine, I have dwarf hams so they only get about half a one every couple of weeks, makes them very happy though!
As a special treat from time to time they get one of these.
Not all dog treats are safe, you need to check the ingredients for things like garlic & any other things that may not be safe for hams.
Most hams love whimzees so you can't go far wrong with those.

ETA regarding dried chicken I used to use the Dokas cat treats which are fine but I've found these to be better.
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Old 10-13-2016, 05:50 AM   #4
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Default Re: What dog treats are okay for hamsters?

I bought some really small whimzees the other day online! I like them much better as it means not only can Mr fussypants carry it to his favorite hiding place but he seems to acasually chew it rather than ignore it like the big ones ... I got them from Vet UK online and they come in singles. I got some mini and whatever the other tiny size is. I can link them later if you like, when I get back to the laptop?

Edit - Biscrok is a favorite over here too, as it the chicken flavor Bonio - thought they're massive and have to be broken lol
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Old 10-13-2016, 06:26 AM   #5
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Default Re: What dog treats are okay for hamsters?

My winter white loves the Pedigree Biscrok Milky Biscuits, Whimzees and Greenies. I get the Biscrok from Poundland and the Whimzees and Greenies from Pets At Home.

I use freeze-dried chicken (for cats) for my hamster as well. It's called Thrive Chicken. Mealworms are normally a hit too.
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Old 10-13-2016, 10:43 AM   #6
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Is it any whimzees dog chew just had a look on pets at home and there is a few? and do you just leave it in the cage all the time
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Old 10-13-2016, 11:12 AM   #7
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Whimzees of any shape are fine,whether you get the toothbrush or hedgehog or alligator etc.
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Is it any whimzees dog chew just had a look on pets at home and there is a few? and do you just leave it in the cage all the time
I tend to buy the toothbrush ones as my hamsters find those the easiest to chew and drag around their cages but I don't think there's much of a difference. At the moment I've got the small ones as they were on offer in my local pet shop and they'll last my Chineseys a couple of weeks.

I tend to leave mine in their cages all the time so they can have a nibble whenever they feel like it. They tend to drag them off to one of their stashes or to some other special place where they can keep it safe.
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Old 10-13-2016, 01:35 PM   #9
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Thank you, she just doesn't want to chew on her wooden toys so need to get her something thats going to encourage her to chew and she will enjoy
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Not all hamsters like wood!Certain dog treats have more benefits anyways,especially the high quality ones which have more animal protein from better quality sources
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