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Please remember, all hamsters need a base hamster mix.

All fruit, vegetable and plants are treats or supplements to their diet. By no means should a hamster live on a diet of fresh food alone.

Dave's absolute favourites: Brocolli - Rocket - Popcorn - Digestive Biscuits!

Remembering how small Daves are, how small their stomachs are and that they have the habit of storing their food, all fresh food should be fed in very small quantities once a week however our Dave loves fresh veg and has it at least 5 times a week!  As your Dave becomes used to a diet including fresh food, you can increase it to maybe 2 or 3 portions a week (so the experts say!*.

Dave's record of 'stored' food: 1.6k!

Dave's eyes are bigger than his belly so if you give them the chance to take more, they will do. They 'pouch' then scuttle off to their nest (house/tissue box etc) , but there it will get stored and go mouldy and slimey and can make your Dave ill. Try to check regularly that there is no rotting food. He wont be happy, but remove the rottten food and replace with a handfull of dry mix.


  • Asparagus
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Bok Choy
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage (Limited amounts)
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Chard
  • Chestnuts
  • Chickweed
  • Chicory
  • Clover
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Cucumbers
  • Dandelion Leaves
  • Endive
  • Green Beans
  • Kale
  • Parsnips
  • Peas
  • Radicchio
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Sweet bell Peppers
  • Swiss Chard
  • Turnip
  • Water Chestnuts
  • Water Cress
  • Zucchini



  • Apple (seedless)
  • Banana
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupe.
  • Cherries
  • Cranberries
  • Grapes(seedless)
  • Lychee
  • Mango
  • Melon
  • Peaches (no stone)
  • Plums (no pits)
  • Raspberries
  • Raspberry Leaves (helpful for diarrhea)
  • Strawberrie


Other Stuff:

  • Cooked Ground Beef (Rinse well in hot water to remove any grease)
  • Cooked Chicken or Turkey (Steamed or baked)
  • Low Fat Cottage Cheese
  • Fish Cod (Cooked removing bones and skin)
  • Grasshoppers (Pet Shop)
  • Mealworms (Pet Shop)
  • Crickets (Pet Shop)
  • Bread(whole grain no white bread) soaked in milk ( Low Fat, Skim, Soy)
  • Eggs ( boiled or scrambled)
  • Plain Tofu
  • Plain Low Fat Yogurt
  • Dog Biscuits (No Garlic, onion, or onion powder)
  • Baby Food(low sugar and no onion or garlic)
  • Cheese ( in moderation)
  • Cooked Plain Brown Rice
  • Cooked Pasta(Wheat or Spinach would be better)
  • Dry toast(Also helpful for diarrhea
  • Flax seed
  • Low or Sugarless Cereals
  • Pumpkin Seeds (unsalted
  • Nuts (No almonds)
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Lentils
  • Oatmeal(dry or soaked in skim or lowfat milk)
  • Peanuts (unsalted)
  • Unsalted Popcorn (no butter)



  • Apple Seeds
  • Canned food
  • Chocolate
  • Candies
  • Chips and Junk food
  • Pork Products
  • Potatoes (Raw)
  • Raw Kidney Beans
  • Eggplant
  • Fool's Parsley
  • Grape Seeds
  • Avocado (Contains Cardiac Glycosides)
  • Raw Rhubarb
  • Tomato leaves
  • Oranges or Tangerines(no citrus fruits)
  • No watermelon (the water content is high causes diarrhea)
  • Cherry Stone
  • Peach Stone & Leaves
  • Apricot Stone
  • Lemon or Lime
  • Jams and jellies
  • Spices
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Leeks
  • Scallions
  • Chives
  • Pickles