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Hamster Food List


Hamsters enjoy a wide variety of foods. This list will give you some ideas to liven up and vary your hamster’s diet, as well as providing a safe foods checklist.


Hamsters love dietary variety!

In general, if you’re not sure whether or not your hamster should eat this specific food, then we don’t advise that you risk it. Hamsters have very different digestive systems to our own, and there are many foods that we can eat happily that hamsters cannot.

Fresh Food Suitable For Hamsters

  • Apple slices (remove seeds)
  • Banana
  • Broccoli
  • Carrot
  • Cherry (one only, pitted)
  • Chicory
  • Clover
  • Dandelion
  • Egg (small piece, boiled or scrambled)
  • Hamster dry foods
  • Hamster treats
  • Hay
  • Lettuce (in very small amounts only)
  • Pear
  • Peas
  • Sprouts
  • Sweetcorn
  • Watercress

Foods Not Suitable For Hamsters (NOTE: this list is non-exhaustive):

  • Aubergine
  • Acorns
  • Buttercups
  • Bluebells
  • Bindweed
  • Citrus fruits
  • Elder
  • Garlic
  • Leeks
  • Privet
  • Rhubarb
  • Onions
  • Any un-ripe fresh food
  • Any over-ripe fresh food
  • Any processed ‘human food’, sweets, chocolate, etc.

It’s best to try tiny amounts of 'safe' foods initially, in case they develop diarrhoea. When you’re sure a food is fine, offer your hamster a pea or bean sized amount.

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, 2 May 2020

Awesome thank you


Charlotte, 24 August 2019

The food list is perfect so I know what not to feed my hamster Lola, and what is good to feed Lola. I will write a list of everything she can eat and everything she can't eat thank you~ Charlotte F


Richard, 7 August 2019

Can dwarf hampsters eat radishes?


Charlotte, 7 July 2019

Well I fed my two hamsters carrot and they went through a lot in one day.


Jill, 1 July 2019

My hamster has had an operation and has lost a lot of weight. He is still interested in eating what food can I give him to gain weight fast!

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