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Old 12-04-2019, 05:36 PM   #1
Engel
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Default Hamster Safe Plants

I've spent a long time scouring the internet finding plants safe for hamsters. I've often found myself wondering what's safe to put in the cage to decorate it so I've compiled a list of common plants found to be safe.

As with all things add in small quantities as to not to upset your hamsters stomach. This list isn't 'complete' and will probably be regularly updated. I've added the sources I've used at the bottom of the post for others to read through.

Safe Plants
Alfalfa, Alyssum, Asters
Basil, Beetroot (Whole plant), Birch leaves, Bramble leaves
Blackberry leaves, Blackcurrant leaves, Burnet
Chamomile, Chickweed, Coriander, Clover, Coltsfoot, Cornflowers, Cow Parsley, Crosswort
Daisy, Dandelion (leaves, stem and flower), Dill, Dock
Fennel
Groundsel
Hawthorn leaves, Hazel leaves, Hedge Parsley
Knot Grass
Mallow, Marigolds, Michaelmas Daisies, Mint
Nasturtiums, Nipplewort
Oregano
Parsley, Phlox, Plaintain
Rose petals
Sage, Salvias, Shepherds Purse, Sow Thistle, Spider plant,, Sweetpeas
Trefoil, Thyme
Vetch
Wallflowers, Watercress, Watermint, Wheat, Wormwood
Young grass

Sources
http://www.hamstercentral.com/commun...newthread&f=25
Hamster-Safe Plants - Food & Nutrition - Hamster Hideout Forum
https://www.onebighammyfamily.com/po...ster-enclosure
http://www.petwebsite.com/hamsters/h...ts_flowers.asp
https://erinshamsters.wixsite.com/ha...amsterfoodlist
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Old 12-07-2019, 05:40 PM   #2
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Default Re: Hamster Safe Plants

Thank you, this is really useful.
Are there any roots that are safe or should I be weary or them?
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Old 12-07-2019, 06:11 PM   #3
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Thank you, this is really useful.
Are there any roots that are safe or should I be weary or them?
I'm not too sure all I know is dandelion roots are safe and can't really find anything else. Sorry.

However there are many root vegetables that they can have like carrots, parsnips, swede and sweet potato for example.

Remember any new food should be introduced slowly and in small quantities.
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Old 12-08-2019, 05:29 AM   #4
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Thank you for this thread and links. Very helpful indeed.
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Old 12-10-2019, 04:52 PM   #5
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Yes thank you for this thread and the links, it was very informative and helpful
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Old 12-11-2019, 07:31 AM   #6
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Chamomile - is that both the stems and the flowers? I have some in my garden.
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Old 12-11-2019, 11:49 AM   #7
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Chamomile - is that both the stems and the flowers? I have some in my garden.
I believe so as you can buy dried version in herb mixes for hams with stem attached. I can't find anything saying otherwise. Just add one or two bits though so the scent isn't too strong for your ham
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Old 12-11-2019, 12:05 PM   #8
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I believe so as you can buy dried version in herb mixes for hams with stem attached. I can't find anything saying otherwise. Just add one or two bits though so the scent isn't too strong for your ham
Ok. Obviously I don't have any flowers this time of year but I'll try the stem and see if she likes it.
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