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What Do Hamsters Eat?


Hamsters eat a wide variety of foods, but in general they will need three things; dry food, fresh fruits and vegetables, and a small amount of protein.


Modern dry food is specially formulated to contain most of the key vitamins and minerals your hamster needs to stay fit and healthy. There are a wide variety of mixes to choose from, many of which you can buy at your local pet shop or on our Hamster Shop on the Omlet website.


hamsters like different foods

Fresh food, consisting of fresh fruits and vegetables, is a very welcome addition to your pet’s diet. Hamsters can eat leafy greens such as dandelions and clover, but also tasty fruits and vegetables such as pears, carrots and cabbage. For a more complete list of hamster foods, have a look at our Hamster Food List.


Occasionally, you might want to supplement your pet’s diet with a little bit of protein. A small amount of boiled egg will suffice. Hamsters are small animals and their stomachs are even smaller, so only a tiny bit is needed!

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Marina_Hale, 24 October 2021

Francine, Hamsters cannot eat peanut butter, As it will get stuck in their cheek pouches.


Kaori, 29 September 2021

If your thinking of owning a hamster, it’s best to prep before you get it. I suggest hamsterguru.com they have a wide variety of tips to owning a hamster.


Francine, 10 April 2021

My hamster adores Pears, apples, cauliflower, carrot and lettuce., and occasionally peanut butter, Im I giving him something wrong?


Melissa, 5 April 2021

I was looking for what hamsters eat .


Jeanine, 21 March 2021

My female teddy loves bananas strawberries organic baby spinach Chinese cabbage Bok choy carrots celery bell peppers and I’m still trying different stuff I have a small bowl of her hamster food nuts seeds corn dried fruits yea it’s a fiesta blend from Petco I also have a small bowl of a salad I make for her daily fruit and veggie salad ???? and she gets fresh bottled water I also change her tank stuff every 2 weeks so she doesn’t get bored lol by the way her name is fidget