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Can My Hamster Eat Grapes?

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Can My Hamster Eat Grapes

Can Hamsters Eat Grapes?

Yes hamsters can eat grapes. Both green and red types. But it is best to get the De-seeded kind and wash them thoroughly before feeding them to your little fury friend. But please remember to feed them in moderation, too much of this type of fruit is bad for your hamster.


Grapes Comparison Table

We have created a table for you to compare the benefits and negatives of your hamster eating grapes. Please read through them carefully, so you can decide weather or not grapes are suitable for your hamster.

Benefits

  • Good Source of Vitamin C + K
  •  rich in phosphorous, calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
  • Healthy and Tasty Snack

Negatives

  • High Sugar Content Feed in Moderation
A picture of grapes

What are Grapes?

Grapes are small, round, or oval fruits that grow in clusters on deciduous woody vines known as grapevines. They belong to the Vitaceae family and are widely cultivated around the world for their sweet and juicy taste. This super fruit comes in various colors, including green, red, and purple, with each variety offering distinct flavors and characteristics.

Grapes are not only delicious but also packed with nutritional benefits. They are rich in vitamins C and K, as well as antioxidants like resveratrol, which is known for its potential health benefits. They can be eaten fresh as a snack, used in cooking and baking, or processed into various products such as juice, wine, and raisins. The cultivation of grapes for winemaking has a long history, dating back thousands of years, and has become an integral part of many cultures and cuisines worldwide. Overall, grapes are a versatile and enjoyable fruit that offers both taste and health benefits.

So It’s Safe for My Hamster to Eat Grapes?

Yes, it is. It is completely safe for your hamster to have the odd grape now and again as part of a healthy balanced diet. Grapes have a high sugar content so you should only feed a small piece of grape to them as a treat.

Grapes are toxic to many animals like cats and dogs, but when it comes to hamsters they can eat both kinds, both red and green. But please note some grapes are sprayed with pesticides, so it will be best if you thoroughly wash or if you can/want to peel your grape.

We recommend when you purchase your grapes that you buy the version of grape that does not contain seeds. Seeds can pose a choking hazard for your hamster.

Just like any new foods being introduced into your hamsters diet you should only give them a small piece. See how they interact with this new unusual fruit, if they like them or not. Then monitor their behaviour over the next 48 hours. If everything is ok, your hamster should be safe to eat grapes as a tasty treat no more than twice a week!

Please don’t feed grapes to young hamsters and if you are giving dwarf hamsters this super fruit please only give them a small morsel once a week.

Please be aware that with any fresh food you give your hamster, you need to ensure it is removed from the cage after 24 hours to make sure it doesn’t spoil. Hamsters are insane hoarders and will literally horde anything. Last thing you want is mouldy food in your hamsters house.

Can Hamsters Eat Grapes

Conclusion

So now you know your hamster can have grapes as part of a healthy balanced diet. This fruit is full of antioxidants, vitamins and all kinds of goodness for your hamster. But it’s important to limit your feeding of this fruit to your little fury friend.

Too much sugar is bad for your hamsters health so don’t go giving them a handful of grapes. 1/8 of a grape should be fin as part of a treat. Always buy the de-seeded version so your hamster doesn’t risk choking and of course wash them thoroughly before serving them up.

Don’t worry if it’s ran off with one. Just make sure it doesn’t happen again! If you don’t have this fruit in your fridge you can try your hamster on Strawberries or even apples!

Notice:

Here at Can My Hamster we help people learn all about their fury little friends. What foods they can eat, what things they can do and how to look after them. Please note though, we are not trained Vets we have just looked after Hamsters for many years. So if your hamster is showing any health concerns ensure you get them to a vet as soon as you can.

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