Tips for Hamster Food Choices

Organic And Natural Pet Hamster Care

Getting great information for the best hamster food choices can take you a lot of time and effort which takes you away from hanging out with your cute little fuzz ball.

Hamsters do need healthy food!

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Are you looking for organic pet foods or a natural pet food choice for your hamster…read on…we have some great choices.

Natural Pet Food Tips For Your Hamster or Hammie

  • Fresh organic foods you can feed your pet
  • Harmful food list
  • Our recommendation for organic commercial hamster food
  • Home cooked natural pet food recipe with organic ingredients for your hammie

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First…A Little About Feeding Hamsters

Hamsters that live in the wild eat seeds, grasses, leaves and insects. They have tons of exercise, stimulation and variety. When living in captivity variety is also important. Feeding seeds, grains, fruits and veggies are great.

Hammies are omnivores. Which means they eat animal protein and vegetable matter. Feeding them hard-boiled eggs, crickets, meal worms occasionally is very healthy.

Remember…fruits and veggies should be fed in moderation and not every day. They should be organic and washed.

Why organic?

Organic foods are grown without the use of pesticides, artificial fertilizers or food additives. They ensure a safe and health product for our hammie's vibrant life and longevity.

Unlike regular or natural foods. Organic foods must follow strict governmental guidelines which include growing, mixing and packaging.

Fresh Organic Pet Foods That You Can Feed Your Hamster

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Broccoli
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cashews
  • Celery
  • Chestnuts
  • Corn
  • Crickets
  • Cucumber
  • Dandelion leaves
  • Mango
  • Meal worms
  • Peach
  • Peas
  • Peanuts
  • Pear
  • Pistachios
  • Raspberries
  • Raspberry leaves
  • Spinach
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Yam
  • Zucchini
  • cottage cheese
  • yogurt
  • hard boiled egg

Remember for the veggies and fruit only feed a very small piece and remove uneaten food after they are finished as they will rot and make your hammie sick! Plus, feed them veggies and fruit about every 2-3 days

Next…Harmful Foods That You Do Not Feed Your Hamster

  • Lettuce
  • Almonds
  • Apple seed
  • Cabbage
  • Lemons
  • Oranges
  • Tangerines
  • Grapefruit
  • No citrus fruit
  • Garlic
  • Kidney or red beans
  • Onions
  • Pickles
  • Rhubarb
  • Junk food made for humans or hammies
  • Any sharp dry stiff or sticky food since they will get stuck in the hamster’s cheek pouch and injure the tissue

Recommendation For Organic Commercial Hamster Food

Our favorite is Ecotrition Organic Blends for Hamsters

Because the food looks and smells great and hammies go gaga for it!

It has a nice sweet smell. There are no artificial colors in the pellets. The blends provide 12% protein and 7% fat as research suggest s that low protein and fat are best for rodents.

Ecotrition also is certified USDA organic, includes fruits and vegetables, fortified with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, contains no preservatives, artificial colors or glutens.

Home Cooked Hamster Food

Here is a recipe that was given to us by a client who raises all her hamsters organically.

Use equal amounts for all ingredients. Except for the sunflower seeds use ½ the amount. Use raw and unsalted nuts.

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  • flax seeds
  • lentils
  • pumpkin seeds
  • hulled sunflower seeds
  • soybeans
  • oat groats
  • millet
  • split green peas
  • corn
  • hard winter wheat berries

Mix together and place in a glass container in your refrigerator.

Feed your hamster about a tablespoon of this organic food once a day. Remove uneaten food.

Supplement it every 2-3 days with fresh veggies and fruit.

Supplement with vitamin and mineral product made for hammys.

Finally…always provide fresh water daily. Drinking bottles should be used so that the water doesn’t get soiled or turned over.

We can all agree that hamsters are pretty darn cute. Their antics, personalities and behaviors can entertain us for hours!

That said…wouldn’t you agree with us that feeding organically is the best way to go?

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