Hamsters

Feeding Your Hamster

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.

Quick Tip

Your hamster should be kept in a large, clean cage in a quiet place indoors.

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Burgess Hamster food

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.

Did you know?

Hamsters don't have a very good eyesight, they are short sighted so they rely on their senses to find their way around.

Did you know?

Male hamsters are called boars.

Quick Tip

Provide your hamster with toys such a cardboard tubes so they don't get bored.

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Burgess Hamster food

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