Posted: March 27, 2012, 3:55 p.m. EDT
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Fruits, vegetables and other fresh foods should only be treats and never offered in large portions.
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)
Raspberry plant leaves
Avocado, skinned, pitted
Cauliflower, leaves and stalks
Excerpt from the Popular Critters Series magabook Hamsters with permission from its publisher, i-5 Publishing.