Vectis Hamstery and Exotics

Exhibitor and Breeder of Chinese Hamsters, Syrian Hamsters and Duprasi

Hamster Food and Treats

The main part of a hamster’s diet should be a good quality hamster mix, such as Harry Hamster or Burgess Dwarf Hamster Harvest. It is recommended that changes between mixes be made gradually. All new foods should be introduced in small quantities to avoid causing diarrhoea. All fresh foods must be thoroughly washed before feeding to remove pesticides. Citrus fruits and food containing onion, garlic, salt, pepper or spices should be avoided as these can cause hamsters to become ill. Hamsters should not be fed sticky foods as these can become impacted in their pouches. Hamsters, like humans, become overweight if fed too many sugary foods.

Healthy Treats

  • cooked rice or pasta
  • mashed potato
  • millet sprays
  • dog biscuits (e.g. Bonio, milky bones)
  • unsalted nuts (cashews, brazil nuts, monkey nuts, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts)
  • baby food (canned or jars)

Extra Protein

  • cooked chicken or turkey
  • crickets or mealworms (live or dried)
  • scrambled or boiled egg
  • baby rice or cooled porridge
  • kitten kibble

Fresh Food

Suitable for all hamsters:
Cucumber, peas, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts

Suitable for Syrians only:
Apple, banana, grapes, sweetcorn (fresh, dried or baby), carrots