In the wild, hamsters are omnivores. They’ll happily munch on grasses, seeds, plant roots and the occasional tasty creepy-crawly. Depending on your species of hamster you will need a different food.
A hamster's diet should consist of dried food, nuts and seeds but they are also omnivores which means they can't resist the occasional juicy mealworm.
Provide fresh food every day and follow the feeding guide to avoid over feeding. It’s best served at your hamsters’ breakfast time – which is when they wake up in the evening. You can use a ceramic bowl, which is more stable and gnaw-proof, but scatter feeding is a great idea as it encourages natural foraging behaviours and your hamster will love rummaging around to find tasty morsels. Give hamster-safe, fresh veg a couple of times a week in small amounts and ensure any uneaten fresh food is cleaned away before it spoils. Give fresh water daily in a bottle placed with the spout at the appropriate height for the species.
Hamsters don't have a very good eyesight, they are short sighted so they rely on their senses to find their way around.
Hamsters are colour blind.
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