With thanksgiving and Christmas coming up, food is very important. We wouldn’t want to leave our hamsters out of the celebration. Below is a list of safe and unsafe hamster foods so you can include your hamsters in your festivities.

Warning: Because hamsters have sensitive digestive systems, and change in their diet must be gradual. 
Warning: Remember that all hamsters are different and they eat different things in different amounts. Adapt to your hamster’s personality and also make sure to watch how much fresh produce or meat you feed your hamster because if they store them away for too long, it may become moldy and unsafe. 


  • Apples (no seeds and no skins)
  • Bananas
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cherries
  • Cranberries
  • Dates
  • Figs
  • Grapes (seedless)
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Melon
  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon
  • Asparagus
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Cucumber
  • Green Beans
  • Hay
  • Kale
  • Peas
  • Potato (cooked)
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Rhubarb (cooked)
  • Spinach
  • Sweetcorn
  • Sweet Potato (without skins)
  • Squash
  • Turnip
Proteins and Nuts
  • Crickets
  • Cooked Chicken (small amounts)
  • Cooked Kidney beans
  • Hard-boiled egg (portions shouldn’t be larger than two raisins)
  • Lentils
  • Mealworms
  • Nuts (unsalted and no almonds)
  • Peanuts (unsalted)
  • Hay
  • Whole Grain bread or toast
  • Whole wheat pasta (cooked)
  • Brown rice (cooked)
  • Whole grain sugar (sugar free)
  • Pumpkin seeds (raw and unsalted)
  • Sunflower seeds (raw and unsalted)


  • Any citrus or sour fruit
  • Fruit pits
  • Grape seeds
  • Eggplant
  • Garlic
  • Onion
  • Potato skins and tops
  • Raw Kidney beans
  • Raw Potatoes
  • Rhubarb leaves or raw Rhubarb
  • Tomato leaves
Proteins and Nuts
  • Raw beans
  • Raw meat
  • Raw eggs
  • Anything with added sugar
  • Apple seeds
  • Almonds
  • Bitter Almonds (these are toxic even to humans)
  • Any salted or sugared seeds
  • No chocolate
  • No junk food
  • No sugary foods
  • No unnatural sugar
Warning: Provide treats and nuts sparingly to avoid obesity and other health complications. 

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