Foods to avoid
- Oak leaves
- Laurel leaves
- Junk food
Sticky/sharp food as these may cause trouble in your hamster's cheek pouch.
Sweet and oily food as they causes obesity.
Vegetables and other high moisture content food should be fed in moderation to prevent diarrhoea.
Although hamsters are omnivorous, it is better and healthier to stick with a vegetarian diet. Some books had also suggested that consuming meat encourage the cannibalism of young by adult hamsters.
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Thanks and acknowledgements:
The picture used in this page features the hamster Felix and is taken with permission from
A Step-By-Step Book About Hamsters by Anmarie Barrie (T.F.H Publications, 1987)