Friday, January 21, 2011

Hamster Care: Vegetables for your Hamster

Do Hamsters need daily fresh vegetables?

Hamsters do just fine without fresh daily vegetables. However, research has shown that hamsters that get fresh, raw, vegetables tend to live longer lives. Here are two good vegetables to feed hamsters: Romaine Lettuce and celery. Hamster also LOVE carrots, but they shouldn't be fed them very often, and they don't agree with some dwarf hamsters. And just remember hamsters have very very small tummies! I feed Pipsqueak a couple pieces of lettuce the size of my fingernail and a very small piece of celery each day. So make sure not to over feed vegetables, especially watery veggies like celery.


  1. After you have cut up Munchkin's bowl of salad and plate of lettuce, those couple of tiny pieces of celery and lettuce for Pipsqueak look like crumbs!
    Love and hugs,

  2. What other food and how much do you feed Pipsqueak? (I'm too lazy to look back and see if you had already mentioned this :))