Hamsters like to eat grains, seeds, fruits and vegetables. Hamsters should be fed a commercial hamster food, which may consist of pellets or seed mixes.Continue Reading
When eating seed mixes, hamsters often pick out only certain preferred foods and won't eat the rest, resulting in an unbalanced diet. Pellet diets can, however, become monotonous, which can cause some hamsters to stop eating them.
Commercial hamster diets can be supplemented with fresh fruits and vegetables. They can also be fed hay, bread, cooked brown rice, peanuts, pumpkin seeds and popcorn. Most hamsters also enjoy small amounts of peanut butter. Hamsters should not be fed almonds, citrus fruits or raw potatoes.Learn more about Rodents
A hamster goes bald for a variety of reasons, including advanced age, allergies, mites and disease, according to PetMD. As a hamster ages, its fur naturally starts to thin.Full Answer >
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Hamsters bite humans for many reasons and require special handling to avoid biting. A hamster may bite out of stress, pain or fear, and it may bite because it is untame.Full Answer >
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