How to feed a hamster at home


The hamster is a cute, funny animal that is fun to watch, and it brings joy and fun to the house. That is why, when acquiring this small animal, we often do not understand that its feeding should be taken more than seriously. Meals from the “lordly” table of a person are completely unacceptable for a hamster. Due to some products, the animal can become very bad. Therefore, in order for your little pet to please you with its virtuosity for a long time, it is better to know exactly what to feed him.

In ancient times, hamsters were wild animals. They lived mainly in the steppes, where the choice of food is not too clear up. If a hamster found grain, then, as a hoarder rodent, he would definitely take him to his burrow, because he knew that it would be tight in winter, and he needed to stock up for all the cold. Such “hoarding” of rodents due to mass destruction of crops, of course, is not welcomed by agronomists. Also in the wild, hamsters except grain eat larvae and caterpillars.

It is interesting! Wild hamsters living in harsh nature conditions can pose a great danger to animals that are significantly smaller than them. In addition to plant foods, hamsters do not disdain small animals, carrion and insects.

If you brought a hamster home, get ready to feed him with food, which must contain all the necessary trace elements and all the vitamin composition: it is about vegetables. In winter, in contrast to the summer period, the hamster should be given more nutrients along with food, in which carbohydrates, and protein foods, and fats will be present. Among other things, next to the food, the animal must always have fresh water.

Remember that it is not so difficult to contain hamsters, the main thing is that you take a responsible approach to the question of feeding this intelligent animal. Therefore, we decided to acquaint you in detail with what products it is preferable to give a hamster, and which he is strictly prohibited.

What can feed hamsters, and what can not?

What diet home hamster is considered balanced and correct? What does he need to be given daily, what is the best way to limit it and what to feed is prohibited?

If you feed a hamster with everything that you bought for it on the market or in a supermarket, you definitely risk its health. After all, you do not know where the saleswoman on the counter had a green salad or carrot, you also do not know what the vegetables were processed before they entered the store. And if vegetables and fruits were fertilized with substances that are very harmful in their chemical composition, or they were grown near a dusty, dirty road.

That's why the safest food for your pet only the one that you or your friends themselves have grown in their own garden.

Fact! Annually, 2 adult hamsters are killed by chemical-treated cucumbers or salads.

The most vital food for small domestic rodents is, of course, any cereal, dry food and cereals. Boxes with dry food with additives are better to buy in stores that specifically sell dry food and food for animals.

In the daily diet of a hamster, be sure to include:

  • Pea, barley, oatmeal, wheat, millet, oatmeal, corn grits and lentils
  • Protein food, consisting of: low-fat dairy products (one percent fat is allowed in ordinary yogurt, no additives, kefir and cottage cheese), chicken, river fish and shrimp, quail or fresh eggs, insects, gammarus, grasshoppers and dried worms from zoological store.
  • Complementary feed - wheat and oat ears, dried hay. To hamster had the opportunity to grind their teeth in a cage, you should put a sprig of any fruit tree or birch twig.
  • Fresh dill, lettuce, parsley or clover.
  • Minerals along with vitamins. We advise you not to buy vitamins in specialized stores by the piece, but rather to take a package with mineral supplements. However, before you give your pet vitamins, follow the animal's reaction: will they like it? There are hamsters that do not tolerate one or another vitamin. If there is an urgent need to reinforce the health of a small pet, it is better to grind the vitamins into powder and add to the main, liquid feed, or mix with fruits and vegetables. Make sure that the hamster does not overfeed with vitamins, otherwise it can develop various diseases against the background of side effects. Note that recently, in each of the pet stores, special wheels for rodents are sold to help the animal grind teeth.
  • Fresh water. Drinking for any animal is vital, as it is for humans. There is no water in the grains and grains, so the home hamster, who spends most of his life in a cage, needs water.

For feeding hamster in case of diarrhea or constipation can be given:

  • Groats boiled in water. Before cooking the cereal, it should be soaked in water beforehand.
  • Boiled rice in plain water. He helps the hamster with diarrhea and intestinal disorders.
  • A drop of sunflower oil is added to the basic diet for constipation.

What can be given to home hamster in small doses:

  • Several vegetables and fruits, in addition to cabbage of any kind, exotic fruits, beets.
  • Sweet drying, unsalted popcorn.
  • Any nuts - walnuts, wood or sesame.

What hamsters can not feed

We have already written that homely hamsters are categorically not allowed any exotic fruit, spicy, salty, peppered or too sweet, and also fatty food, for which the small digestive system of the animal is not designed at all.

Means, honey, any sweets, gozinaki, ice cream, halvah and shortbread dough are contraindicated for a pet: it is a slowly killing poison. In the diet of a rodent should be absent - any milk, butter, cream, kefir and sour cream. Cabbage, fried, meat, chocolate products, pasta, bread, breadcrumbs are contraindicated in the pet, as they include an ingredient that is dangerous for a hamster. Yes, yes, do not be surprised, it is categorically impossible to give bread to hamsters, but only grain.

Naturally garlic, hot pepper, onion, sorrel rodent can not be given. Do not forget about melons and watermelons, as well as apricot or cherry pits, which contain harmful acid for the hamster.

Every time, make sure that the hamster ate only fresh, not spoiled food and feed, ripe fruit and vegetables, had the necessary amount of fresh water. Only in this way your playful pet will long delight you and your family with its cheerfulness, activity and healthy look!

Natural rodent feed

Feed of rodents in natural conditions is directly dependent on the range of the animal. In the wild, hamsters prefer to live in the fields, so grain crops are their main food. If people live near the habitat of animals, the animals always visit the village. There they sniff around the storage places of vegetables and fruits, or find food in gardens and gardens. Do not disdain strawberries, cucumbers, grapes, apples and other fruits grown by people.

In spring and summer part of the daily diet of wild hamsters is green. "Fluffies" with appetite eat grass and leaves. If on the way there are spiders, worms, caterpillars, beetles - do not disdain such food.

Hamsters just seem so good, but to survive in the wild, they are bloodthirsty. If a wounded helpless animal comes across, the hamster will not disdain fresh meat.

Hamster homemade diet

When keeping a hamster at home, the best food for him will be food as close as possible to food in the wild. The main part of the daily diet should be cereals (millet, corn, oats). Having seen what kind of grain prefers a pet, you can choose the necessary mixture for it. Ready-made mixes (Litle one, Vitacraft) are sold in pet shops and are useful because they contain a complex of fats, proteins, minerals, carbohydrates and vitamins necessary for animals.

At home, the hamster willingly eats vegetables and fruits. Such nutrition is extremely necessary if there is no water trough in his house. Vegetables and fruit animals give chopped small pieces or a large piece, so that the rodent had the opportunity to grind down their teeth. Especially carefully it is necessary to approach a banana, since the pet can choke with such food.

With pleasure, pets eat boiled chicken breast, boiled liver, sunflower seeds and pumpkin, insects, eggs and low-fat cottage cheese. There is no need to stuff the "fluffies" with meat every day, but such food 1-2 times a week should be present in their feeders. It is mandatory protein food should be present in the diet of pregnant and lactating females.

You can feed the hamster with fresh greens, picking up the pet "salads" from dill, parsley, milk thistle, dandelion. In winter, you can add ready-made feeds to the diet.

It is important to remember that all perishable products from the cage must be removed after 6-8 hours after feeding, otherwise the hamster can poison, become ill and even die.

Food rate

Rodents are predominantly nocturnal, and their main food intake falls in the evening. The amount of feed depends on the size of the animal. Feed the hamster at home preferably twice a day. In this case, the “Syrians” should be given one tablespoon of the mixture in the morning and evening, and dwarf species (dzhungarikam, Campbell) - one teaspoonful of the mixture. In the evening, you can put vegetables or fruits in the feeder, and in the morning remove uneaten leftovers from the pet's house.

It is important to understand that food for a hamster is not only a food element, but also an object of strategic reserves. If the proposed pet food quickly disappears from the feeder, it does not mean that the hamster eats too much. He hides some products for a rainy day. From time to time in the home of "fluffy" it is necessary to do an audit and remove excess food, especially the one that quickly deteriorates. And so that the pet is not so insulting to part with the "supplies", in the "pantry" you can leave a few grains or seeds.

How and what do rodents drink

In some of the benefits for the care of small rodents, you can find information that hamsters quietly do without water, getting the necessary amount of liquid from vegetables and fruits. Such a belief is fundamentally wrong! Pets need water. Not in such quantity to take baths (the hamster makes its hygienic procedures more readily in a tank with sand), but to avoid thirst.

It is desirable that the water in the cage of the animal was contained in a special drinker suspended from the bars of the cage. Fluid must be changed daily, even in cases where the hamster used only a small amount of it. For drinking, they give chilled boiled water, because the liquid from the aqueduct contains a lot of chlorine.

Homemade food

According to some livestock breeders, their pets participate in joint family meals, eating the same thing as their owners. It is pleasant to observe how the hamster “looks narrowly” at a large plate, but it is desirable that it does not contain dumplings and soup. And also sweet and fatty food is harmful for rodents.

From home-made products, hamsters can be fed on boiled grits: oatmeal, buckwheat, millet, lentils. Without any fear, you can feed your pet low-fat cottage cheese, boiled eggs and boiled chicken breast.

Sometimes the owners have a desire to pamper a rodent with cookies, but so that such food does not cause harm to the health of the pet, you can use only the biscuit. And even then, provided that it is unsweetened, unsalted and low-fat. If you really want to see how the hamster will hold the proposed dish in its paws, it is better to give him a whole-grain diet loaf without flavoring.

Vitamin treasure

Hamsters eagerly eat vegetables and fruits. And if in the selection of vegetable ration it is necessary to exclude potatoes, cabbage, onions, garlic and zucchini, when choosing fruits to replenish the supply of vitamins in the body "fluff" you need to follow some rules:

  • hamsters should not be fed with exotic fruits, but with fruits of local cultivation,
  • too sour fruits are dangerous for "fluffy",
  • fruits must be picked ripe, but not rotten,
  • such food in the pet's diet should be present no more than 1-2 times a week.

In addition, the diet of the Dzungar hamsters is somewhat different from how the "Syrians" eat. Dwarf species are more prone to diabetes, so they should prepare less fruit dessert than Syrian rodents.

The diet of the Dzungarians is slightly different from the nutrition of the Syrians. Dzungariki are prone to diabetes, so they can get fruits much less often than Syrians.

Food for little hamsters

In most cases, the female independently feeds her babies, and even the extra feed for the "crumbs" she delivers to the nest personally. In such cases, touch the little hamsters is not recommended. But there are also cases when the young are left orphans or the mother throws offspring immediately after birth.

If you have to deal with this situation, do not panic. The pet store sells mixtures for feeding kittens, which are quite suitable for hamsters. The purchased mixture should be diluted in boiled water to the state of milk, cooled and using a pipette (you can also use a paint brush) to feed the crumbs every two hours. To the stomachs of babies work well, after each feeding, they should gently massage the tummy. You can put plastic bottles near the nest with water, but the ambient temperature should not rise above 31ºС.

When babies are two weeks old, they can be fed with infant formula, ground porridge without milk and sugar, crushed with fresh greens of home-grown. You can add in the diet of meat and pumpkin puree from baby food, mashed yolk of boiled chicken eggs, frayed cottage cheese.

Three-week hamsters can be translated into "adult" food, pre-crushing it. At this age, “fluffy” already eat carrots, cucumbers, pumpkins. But until they are one month old, it is advisable to feed the rodents with mixtures.

List of harmful products

To keep your pet active and healthy, you should not feed it with fried, smoked, sweet and salty foods. It is forbidden to give hamsters any canned products, except mixtures for babies (meat, vegetable and fruit purees), in which salt, sugar and other preservatives are absent.

It is desirable to exclude cabbage leaves, potatoes, citrus fruits (oranges, tangerines) and other exotic fruits with pits from the diet of hamsters. It is forbidden to give almonds and Brazil nuts, black and white bread, beans, dry pasta.

It is believed that hamskins love cheese and that all rodents love to eat this product enough. In fact, such food contains in its composition a lot of salt, spices and heat, which can adversely affect the health of your pet. If you really want to pamper a hamster with such food, then the portion should be no more than the size of the seeds and should not be more than once a week in a feeding bowl of a rodent.

In the menu of a pet should not be sausage, sausages, sour cream, mushrooms. In the hamster cage should not be branches of conifers.

Hamsters love to eat earthworms, eating them with a big appetite, but digging them in the garden is undesirable, because pets can eat some kind of infection after eating such food.

Daily diet "fluff"

Knowing what hamsters eat at home, you can choose a pet menu for every day. For this you need some time to observe the pet's food preferences. As a rule, the animal likes a single product, but will not stand to overdo it with its quantity. Hamster food should be varied and balanced.

Creating a menu for a pet, it is desirable to include: dry cereal feed, nuts, seeds, cereals, vegetables, fruits, berries, fruit tree branches, boiled liver and chicken breast, quail or chicken eggs, lean boiled fish.

It is not necessary to pamper a pet with only "sweets", the daily diet should include elements of fats, proteins, fiber, carbohydrates and vitamins.

And if the "fluffy" refuses any of the dishes offered to him, then you should not force him and feed him with an "unappetizing" product. People do not always favor certain products, even recognized delicacies.

Each of the livestock breeders decides how to feed the domestic hamster, in spite of its financial capabilities and the pet's food preferences. The quality and quantity of the proposed feed depends not only on the activity and vigor of the "fluff", but on its health and longevity.

Eating hamsters in nature

Создавая меню животным, учитывают возраст, поведение, состояние здоровья, время года, особенности поведения в диких условиях. Естественная среда позволяет хомячкам легко находить корм в труднодоступных местах. Грызуны, живущие на воле, обладают крепким иммунитетом к болезням, получают питательные вещества, поддерживающие состояние здоровья.

Питание хомячков в природе:

plant seeds, easily accessible to small animals, supply the necessary nutritional components,

grains allow animals to remain agile and fast,

small insects enter the diet of rodents, not being the main dish.

Feeding at home

At home, they cannot make supplies themselves; animals cannot find food; they need to provide pets with vital substances. Features of the diet hamster:

mixture of grains. Traditionally, the main crops for feeding animals - wheat, oats, millet with the maximum amount of protein. It is impossible to do with a mixture of three plants, other products are needed. Winter impoverishes the organism of animals suffering from beriberi, in this case germinated grain is useful,

The rodent's diet consists of seeds with a high percentage of fat: sunflower seeds, chopped nuts, colza, and pea groats. You can not abuse it - a lot of fat will harm the animal, disrupt digestion, metabolism. Products with lipids make up thirty percent of the feed,

in grain mixtures there are no necessary nutrients, there is little vitamin D, A, the hamster needs other food,

leguminous crops have enough protein to facilitate the course of pregnancy and feeding young calories with milk. Mineral exchange of pets takes place with phosphorus, calcium, enough contained in the beans,

freshly harvested peas are bad for health. An excess of legumes in daily meals will cause obesity,

a lot of vitamins, fiber, carbohydrates hamsters are obtained from the vegetative parts of plants: tubers, rhizomes, leaves, the body needed by the rodents in the winter. If it is impossible to feed the animal during the growing season in winter, they give meadow grass: clover, dandelion. Plants are torn away from city roads, highways, be sure to wash, dry,

a little animal feeding will make the pet healthier. Often the role of food is played by insects and deposited larvae containing amino acids,

pet stores sell flour worms, gammarus and other products, you need to feed it dried. Live foods are replaced by edibles of animal origin, such as milk,

hamsters love human food, better processed, easy to digest. Beasts that prefer solid food, sometimes refuse human food, training is gradual,

not all products consumed by humans are useful to the Dzungarian and Syrian hamster. Some contain dyes, harmful additives. Adding to the diet, make sure that there are no harmful substances in the product. Cottage cheese, hard low-fat cheese, rye bread, boiled eggs are well suited to feed rodents,

fruits, vegetables diversify food, introduce the necessary moisture. Apples, bananas, pears, strawberries, pomegranates, cherry plum in the ground form are useful for the jungar. If it is not possible to feed the hamster in the winter with similar products, dried fruit is introduced. You can not give citrus, exotic fruits that contain many harmful acids,

hay as a building material for the nest is necessary all year round,

shrimp without shell, tail, head,

lean, steamed, fish,

Full development of the pet needs vitamins, mineral supplements of good quality, worth 200-400 rubles, offered by pet stores. Complexes intended for humans will cause irreparable harm to rodents and are not allowed in the diet of hamsters. Store "vitamin" drops, crackers - low quality treats, dangerous because they contain harmful additives,

The diet of pregnant females includes a lot of fluids, low-fat natural cottage cheese, cheese, crushed egg shells, which supply the necessary trace elements and minerals.

In addition to eating a hamster at home, there must be wood for grinding off constantly growing teeth. Animals with pleasure gnaw branches, cones. The best are the branches of birch, hazel, flower trees. Teeth useful granulated feed. The food in the feeder must be constantly present, otherwise the hamster will think that it is running out, will begin to create stocks. A drinking bowl is obligatory in the animal's cage: the dzungarik is quite active, it needs to replenish the body's water balance. Do not give boiled water - it is harmful, contains harmful impurities of chlorine, metals. You can water well, spring, tap filtered water, adding vitamin C, changing twice a day, always washing the water bottle without using chemical detergents. Weakened older hamsters are replaced with chamomile decoction, changing every 8 hours.

Food from the table of people should not contain sugar, honey. Give a little cottage cheese, milk, boiled chicken, quail eggs, hard-boiled. Once a week a piece of meat is allowed. Spiced, fried, processed with fats, acids, food, is prohibited.

The old hamster is given soft food, non-dairy baby cereal, vegetable puree with no additives, a full teaspoon of food at one time. In winter and autumn, you can give whole grain bread, in the summer it is worth limiting. You can not dairy products: yogurt, kefir contain a lot of acids. Young animals can be cooked unsweetened oatmeal, semolina on milk, water, especially up to one and a half month old - the stomachs of babies are weak, the teeth do not gnaw solid food.

Prohibited butter, smoked meats, sausages, kozinaki, chocolate, pastries, watermelons, coniferous wood, mint.

Types of feeding hamsters

There are two main ways of feeding rodents:

combined - usually used in summer. For this type, it is necessary to take care in advance of the presence of several feeders: in one there is a cereal mixture, in the other - fresh greens, in the third - soft food. This type of feeding is not suitable for busy people: it takes a lot of time to cook for a day. You will often have to disinfect the feeders in order to avoid infection of the intestinal infection,

dry - it is more convenient in the cold season, here the diet is most balanced, suitable for food according to the norms.

Refusal of food for more than a day requires the introduction of artificial feeding. Grinding food, mix with water until thick cream, injected into a sterile syringe without a needle, squeeze out carefully, making sure that the pet is not choked.

Feeding mode

Regardless of the amount of nutrients received by a jungar or a Syrian pet, he may become unwell due to the owners' failure to observe the correct feeding regimen.

You need to give food at the same time, which will prevent the production of excess gastric juice. They feed twice a day: at noon and in the evening. The peak of rodent activity is in the afternoon. Periodically, it is necessary to control the weight of the dzungarik within 70 g, and Syrian - 120 g. Excess requires diet, the introduction of a larger volume of fluid, the restriction of seeds, meat, dairy products, cereals, the introduction of additional physical activity. Fresh food is recommended in the morning, cereal - in the evening. You can not often change the amount of food, it will cause exhaustion or obesity. Usually dzhungariki are omnivores, they eat everything offered, but this does not mean feeding the animals with anything. Foreign experts adhere to the five-time feeding of small rodents, offering small portions of food, which are eaten completely.

Remember, if you feed the hamster correctly, he will live fully and for a long time, remaining happy and healthy.

What is forbidden

To begin with, everything that is bought on the market can be dangerous to the health of your pet, since you do not know where, how, and with what technology the purchased bunch of parsley or lettuce was grown. Maybe it was grown near the highway with heavy traffic of cars, or it was treated with a huge amount of fertilizers and pesticides. And then it happens that you gave a little of this greenery to your pet, and the cheerful hamster subsided after a while, he developed vomiting, diarrhea, salivation increased, and convulsions or paralysis began.

And it will be good if you have time to help the rodent, using vomiting and washing the hamster stomach. If you do not see signs of poisoning in time or do not help your pet, then, most likely, everything will end sadly. Sadly, but every year a lot of hamsters die from poisoning cucumbers, lettuce or watermelon. And the owners just wanted to pamper their pets fresh.

Green food

To begin with, let's look at what is most often growing in our homestead plots. It is green. You can feed your pet with parsley, dill, lettuce, as well as dandelion, plantain and clover leaves. But at the same time juicy greens can be a dangerous hamster, because it is able to absorb harmful substances from the air and soil.

Grass for a rodent should be collected away from roads, well washed and dried before feeding the rodent. What kind of grass can hamster and how to collect it, we were told here.

Parsley has a laxative effect, due to which it needs to be given to rodents in small quantities. And from the diet of pregnant and lactating females, this product must be completely removed.

It is necessary to give a hamster leaf salad with care, as it is a juicy plant. But with sorrel, green shoots of onion and garlic to feed the animal can not. Celery can be rodents, but it is very juicy and therefore it is likely that such food will harm. Therefore, it is worth giving up.

To grind your teeth, suggest a hamster of a branch of deciduous or fruit trees. Such as birch, beech, maple, poplar, oak, willow, cherry, apple or pear. And rodent branches of coniferous trees are impossible, because they contain tar, harmful to hamsters. Sprigs should be collected away from the roads and washed in boiling water before feeding your pet.

What vegetables can hamsters

About cabbage opinions are very different. Some believe that all varieties of cabbage are useful for hamsters, except the red one, from which animals have a stomach. Others believe that cabbage is very heavy for the rodent's digestive system, so it is not worth giving it. Our opinion is that a hamster can be fed cauliflower and broccoli, but it is better to abstain from feeding other varieties of this useful vegetable.

Tomato can be treated to a pet, but in small quantities. But sweet bell pepper can feed the hamster without any restrictions.

You can also offer your pet to eat a cucumber, if you are sure that it is free of nitrates and other harmful substances. The hamster will not give up the pumpkin and zucchini. For feeding rodents use only the young fruits of zucchini. A pumpkin can not feed animals younger than two weeks of age.

Potatoes contain a lot of starch, so it is not recommended to give it. But occasionally you can give a hamster a small piece of raw or boiled potatoes, if the pet tolerates this product well.

You can feed the hamster with beets, but there will be no benefit from this vegetable. Better offer a rodent a carrot or radish - these vegetables are rich in vitamins and will bring only benefit to the pet. They can be given to small animals at least every day.

To treat a hamster with fresh green peas is not worth it, before feeding the pet with this vegetable, it should be heat treated. You can treat your favorite baby green pea puree or offer young shoots of asparagus.

How about berries and fruits

When offering hamster fruits or berries, first remove seeds from them. After all, your pet cracks everything, including the bones of apples, cherries, containing toxic substances that can be deadly for a rodent.

If you have a dwarf hamster, then feeding him with sweet fruits and berries is undesirable. Since these animals are prone to diabetes, it is safer to exclude from their diet such fruits and berries, preferring vegetables.

The most popular hamster feeding fruit is an apple. Best of all, these varieties of apples are suitable sweet apples, but sour and unripe fruits do not need to be given to rodents. Also do not feed your pet fruits with traces of rot. It is not recommended to offer apples to small hamsters up to two weeks of age, they may develop ascites - an accumulation of fluid in the abdominal cavity.

Some pear varieties have a laxative effect, so this fruit should be given in small quantities.

Apricots, peaches, plums, cherries and cherries can be given, but in small quantities and no more than once a week.

In winter, when there is no fresh fruit, you can treat the hamster with dried fruit. Rodents can be given raisins, dried apricots, banana chips, dried apples and pears. Before feeding dried apples and pears, they must first be soaked in water for 2-4 hours.

Hamster can feed strawberries or strawberries - your pet will be very happy with this delicacy. Raspberries should be given in small quantities, or not given at all - it is weak. Also, do not give sour berries to rodents, such as barberries or sea buckthorn. Excess acid will not bring benefit to a small animal.

You can offer your pet a small grape berry. The grapes must be ripe - unripe and fermented berries can not be a pet. Watch your pet carefully if your hamster doesn’t eat the whole berry, remove the remnants and discard it so that the grapes do not rot and spoil all the lumped stocks, and do not lead to poisoning of the animal.

Watermelon and melon do not feed the pet. After all, people often suffer from poisoning with nitrates, which absorb these melons. And hamsters can die at all.

Citrus and exotic fruits for the hamster are prohibited. There is a lot of acid in citrus, because of which a disorder of the digestive system can occur in a small animal.

The only exceptions are bananas - they can be given a little bit. Or offer banana chips.

What else to feed the hamster at home

  • Hamsters should be given a special mineral stone, as well as, if necessary, vitamins.
  • Also the pet needs protein food. Once or twice a week a hamster can be given a piece of boiled chicken meat, a boiled egg or a little low-fat cottage cheese.
  • A hamster should always have water in the drinker. Water must be changed daily, it is advisable to use boiled.
  • Grain crops should also be in the feeder.
  • The feeder must be clean, wash it regularly and change the feed.
  • You can not give the animal moldy and rotten food.
  • For a new meal, teach your pet gradually.
  • When feeding a hamster, do not let the food out of the refrigerator - the food should be at room temperature.
  • Also, you can not feed the hamster human food, which contains salt, sugar, spices.

A complete list of prohibited products for rodents can be found in this article.

We tried to tell about the main points about how to feed the hamster at home. As you can see, not all products can feed a pet safely for its health. Regarding some products, there are constantly discussions about whether hamsters can have this or that food. But the choice is always yours, if there are concerns about the harmlessness of any food, it is better to refuse and offer the pet something else. After all, the list of products absolutely harmless to all species of hamsters is very large.