Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Navigation
Front Page
Forum
Gallery
Wiki

Ads by Google


Go Back   Hamster Central > Hamster Central Forum Topics > Feeding/Nutrition

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-03-2020, 05:14 AM   #1
RenK777
Hamster Pup
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: East Coast, NJ
Posts: 51
Default Are these treats hamster-safe?

I need to place a feed order and saw these on chewy.com. Just because the bag says hamsters can have them doesn't mean they can. Anyone see any ingredients that would be a red flag? We also have gerbils so interested in knowing safety for those as well. TY! https://www.chewy.com/oxbow-bene-ter...rley/dp/123549

Last edited by RenK777; 06-03-2020 at 05:15 AM. Reason: Typo
RenK777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2020, 05:55 AM   #2
sushi_78
Senior Hamster
 
sushi_78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: London
Posts: 477
Default Re: Are these treats hamster-safe?

They do have molasses as the third ingredient as well as fruit so I wouldn't recommend buying them for either hamsters or gerbils as they don't need the added sugar. If you already have them, feed them very sparingly (and not at all to Russian dwarf or Chinese hamsters).
sushi_78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2020, 07:42 AM   #3
cypher
Dwarf whisperer
 
cypher's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Wales UK
Posts: 24,802
Default Re: Are these treats hamster-safe?

I'd agree with sushi_78, as a very rare treat they wouldn't be harmful really but I wouldn't feed them to a hamster.
__________________
Slave to Zak, Gusto & Merilin.
Always loved, never forgotten, forever in my heart
T'ycor, Ziggy, Zephyr, Flynt, Mickle, Little Whisp, Zen, Zeki, Tinwë, Zylvan, Míriel & Calyanwë
❤️
cypher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2020, 09:22 AM   #4
RenK777
Hamster Pup
 
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: East Coast, NJ
Posts: 51
Default Re: Are these treats hamster-safe?

Quote:
Originally Posted by sushi_78 View Post
They do have molasses as the third ingredient as well as fruit so I wouldn't recommend buying them for either hamsters or gerbils as they don't need the added sugar. If you already have them, feed them very sparingly (and not at all to Russian dwarf or Chinese hamsters).
TY so much! ❤❤❤
RenK777 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2020, 05:08 AM   #5
Maker
Adult Hamster
 
Maker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: UK
Posts: 300
Default Re: Are these treats hamster-safe?

Borrowing this thread to ask if these are okay as an occasional treat for a Syrian
234F1495-49D1-4DA2-8672-DD70C2AB8B5C.jpeg
Ingredients
Peas, sweet potato, rapeseed oil, fresh banana 4%, Fresh blueberries 4%, dried apple 1%
Sorry photo turned itself upside down!
__________________
First time mum to a female Syrian Hamster called Polo (other mints are available) 🐹
Maker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2020, 12:45 AM   #6
cypher
Dwarf whisperer
 
cypher's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Wales UK
Posts: 24,802
Default Re: Are these treats hamster-safe?

The ingredients are all safe so I don’t see why not as an occasional treat.
__________________
Slave to Zak, Gusto & Merilin.
Always loved, never forgotten, forever in my heart
T'ycor, Ziggy, Zephyr, Flynt, Mickle, Little Whisp, Zen, Zeki, Tinwë, Zylvan, Míriel & Calyanwë
❤️
cypher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2020, 09:34 AM   #7
Maker
Adult Hamster
 
Maker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: UK
Posts: 300
Default Re: Are these treats hamster-safe?

Quote:
Originally Posted by cypher View Post
The ingredients are all safe so I don’t see why not as an occasional treat.
Great, I’m struggling to get the small whimzees - without buying a massive packet, will see if these work as a replacement
__________________
First time mum to a female Syrian Hamster called Polo (other mints are available) 🐹
Maker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2020, 10:31 AM   #8
AmityvilleHams
PM Fluffy for custom title
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 4,290
Default Re: Are these treats hamster-safe?

You don't necessarily have to go for the smallest size Whimzees with hamsters - for example the hedgehog ones are also used with hamsters and those aren't small by any means. The main thing with larger sizes is that they should last longer.

I'm not sure what places in the UK might stock the smaller packs of multiple Whimzees, but I know I've seen that in the US at least in Petsmart for example with 3 of the smallest size alligators I believe.
AmityvilleHams is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2020, 11:12 AM   #9
Maker
Adult Hamster
 
Maker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: UK
Posts: 300
Default Re: Are these treats hamster-safe?

I choose the small ones as if she has them for too long she just pees on them! I do get her the stick ones which I cut in half. She pees on the alligator/croc lol
__________________
First time mum to a female Syrian Hamster called Polo (other mints are available) 🐹
Maker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2020, 12:33 PM   #10
RenW
Newborn Pup
 
RenW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: Scotland
Posts: 33
Default Re: Are these treats hamster-safe?

I got a pack of 3 small whimzees from tinthamsterpaws.co.uk. if you're in the UK its worth a go
RenW is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
flag, ingredients, interested, red, safety, hamster-safe, treats

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.43 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2003-2020, Hobby Solutions
All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:22 AM.