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Old 04-10-2019, 06:36 AM   #1
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Question What Fruits and Veggies Should I Feed My Hammy, and How Often??

Hello everyone, I have another inquiry. What fruits and veggies are good for hamsters? Do hamsters sometimes dislike some fruits and veggies (asking because I fed my hammy spinach last night and she didn't eat it all)? How often should I feed my hamster fruits and veggies?? Thank you!!
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Old 04-10-2019, 07:10 AM   #2
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Default Re: What Fruits and Veggies Should I Feed My Hammy, and How Often??

I believe you should feed them a little piece every few days to start with and then as the weeks go by every 2 days then you can eventually feed them a little piece every day when their tums are used to it.

There's a good site which has a list of safe hamster foods: https://erinshamsters.wixsite.com/ha...amsterfoodlist

All hamsters are different, if i give my hammy a bit of carrot he's not usually that interested and won't eat it all but if he gets a bit of broccoli he will sit there and eat it all!
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Old 04-10-2019, 08:11 AM   #3
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Default Re: What Fruits and Veggies Should I Feed My Hammy, and How Often??

They all have different likes & dislikes so you just have to experiment a bit, it can take them a while to get used to new veggies too so don't give up after just one or two tries with something new.
You should always begin gradually so maybe a small piece of veg once every few days gradually building up to daily, fruit should only be a rare treat, most fruits are too acidic to be given often & high in sugars too.
This is my veg list

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
Lettuce (not iceberg)
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

There's also a list in the wiki section here.
Safe and Unsafe Food and Plants - Hamster Central WIKI
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:05 AM   #4
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Thank you guys so much!! All of this is such great advice!!!
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:27 AM   #5
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Default Re: What Fruits and Veggies Should I Feed My Hammy, and How Often??

all hammies have different food preferences but I’ve found that Russian dwarfs prefer more bitter and less sweet veg compared to other species. My Syrians love sweeter veg like carrot and red bell pepper and my robo prefers fruit over veg.
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Old 04-16-2019, 04:09 AM   #6
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Default Re: What Fruits and Veggies Should I Feed My Hammy, and How Often??

I've given gerald my Syrian cheese treats. I have mature so as soon as he smells it he knows it's coming.

Cucumber is also great as it smell is strong. He loves it.
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