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Old 05-28-2018, 09:13 AM   #1
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Default What’s the best veg to feed your hamster

Just curious as too what’s the best veg too feed my nine month old female. Also is any lettuce safe ?
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Old 05-28-2018, 09:14 AM   #2
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Default Re: What’s the best veg to feed your hamster

I'd recommend carrots as it's very good for hamsters.
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Old 05-28-2018, 09:16 AM   #3
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Default Re: What’s the best veg to feed your hamster

This is my list, I think I missed a few things but there are quite a few choices here, best to give plenty of variety & not the same thing too frequently.
Lettuce is fine but not iceberg, it's mostly water anyway.

Safe veg, those marked * are relatively high in sugar so only feed to diabetes prone species as an occasional treat if at all.
Asparagus
Basil
Broccoli
Brussels sprouts
Common or red clover
Cabbage, green or red
Carrot*
Cauliflower
Celery
Chard
Coriander
Courgette
Cress (not mustard & cress as commonly sold together)
Cucumber
Dandelion leaves & flowers
Endive/chicory
Green beans/runner beans
Kale
Pak choi/Bok choi
Parsley
Peas/mange tout/sugar snap/snow*
Peppers, any colour
Potato/sweet potato cooked only*
Radicchio
Spinach
Squash/pumpkin*
Swede
Sweet corn/baby corn*
Turnip
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Old 05-28-2018, 09:26 AM   #4
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Default Re: What’s the best veg to feed your hamster

Thank you, what would deem appropriate amounts ? I’m never too sure I always start pretty small too make sure it agree with her. Also raw or cooked ?
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Old 05-28-2018, 09:33 AM   #5
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Default Re: What’s the best veg to feed your hamster

Most people give about a thumbnail size piece, I've never had a problem with them eating too much but it's always best to begin with tiny pieces, also if they stash a small piece it will just dry out rather than go mouldy like a larger piece of veg might.
Any kind of potato needs to be cooked, I give green beans cooked although I think they can have them raw but nobody here likes them that way!
Other than that it's generally best to give raw although the occasional piece of cooked veg is fine.
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