How to Make Treats for Hamsters
Hamsters are sociable, curious and full of energy, and they enjoy rewards and treats just like other pets. Treats are an important part of a hamster’s diet, providing essential nutrients and a good source of energy. Making your own treats can be as fun as they will be tasty and beneficial for your hamster.
The selection of what ingredients to use for your homemade treats depends upon the diets of your individual hamsters. Here are some suggested ingredients:
- Seeds like chili, pumpkin, watermelon or current
- Assorted nuts like peanuts, almonds or cashews
- Cereals like oats, vegetarian cereal or breakfast cereals with low sugar content
- Fruits like bananas, apples, apricots and pears
- Vegetables like potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots and broccoli
- Gather the ingredients in a bowl.
- Heat a griddle over medium-heat and grease lightly.
- Place 1 tablespoon of the ingredients in the griddle and cook until golden.
- Remove and cool the treats before serving.
- Do not give your hamster too many treats, as it is important to maintain a balanced diet.
- Make sure that all ingredients are completely cooled before you give it to your hamster.
- Only use fresh ingredients free from preservatives, chemicals, salt and sugar.
It is always a good idea to consult a veterinarian before introducing any new foods to your pet’s diet. Making your own treats for your hamster can be fun and rewarding, as long as you follow these tips.