Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs And More For Hamsters

Want to feed your hamsters some fresh foods? Find out which ones are good for them.

Cucumbers are a nice treat for your hamster. monicore/Pixabay

By Doran Jones

Fresh foods should be offered to your hamster as a treat food only. Offer your hamster one or two pieces total in a small amount two to three days apart. Too much can cause diarrhea.

The only time I give fresh foods more often is in cases where a nursing mother hamster may benefit from the additional moisture or hamster babies may need it because they can’t drink from a bottle.


  • Apple (sweet types, no seeds)
  • Banana
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupe
  • Cherries, pitted
  • Cranberries
  • Dates
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Kiwi
  • Kumquat
  • Loganberries
  • Mango
  • Melon
  • Papaya
  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Plums, pitted
  • Raspberries
  • Raspberry plant leaves
  • Star Fruit
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon


  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • Sage


  • Chestnuts
  • Mealworms


  • Alfalfa
  • Asparagus
  • Avocado, skinned, pitted
  • Broccoli
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower, leaves and stalks
  • Corn-on-the-cob
  • Cucumber
  • Green beans
  • Mung beans
  • Okra
  • Peas
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Soybean sprouts
  • Sweet corn
  • Sweet peppers
  • Sweet Potato
  • Turnip
  • Water chestnuts
  • Watercress

Excerpt from the Popular Critters Series magabook Hamsters with permission from its publisher, Lumina Media. 

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