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Can Hamsters Really Eat Pizza?

Can a Hamster eat pizza

Can Hamsters Eat Pizza

NO Hamsters can’t eat Pizza. This is due to the wide amount of ingredients that can be found on a pizza. Some are toxic to hamsters and some will cause your hamster to become unhealthy.

If you just caught your hamster stealing some pizza crust you should be fine though! It doesn’t really serve any nutritional value, so don’t make a habit of it.

Pizza Comparison Table

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


  • If you make your own hamster pizza it can be hamster friendly
  • Add vegies and hamster treats


  • No Health Benefits
  • Can contain toxic ingredients
  • Fatty
  • Needs to be hamster size

What is Pizza

Pepperoni Pizza

Pizza is a beloved culinary creation that has captivated taste buds around the world. Originating from Italy, this iconic dish consists of a round, flat dough base topped with a medley of delectable ingredients. The foundation of pizza lies in its crust, which can range from thin and crispy to thick and doughy, catering to various preferences.

When it comes to pizza the toppings are where the magic happens. There is an endless array of possibilities. From the classic combination of tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and fresh basil leaves, to more creative creations like pepperoni, spinach and even pineapple ๐Ÿ˜…. Pizza offers a customizable experience for every palate. Pizza is baked to perfection in a hot oven.

Why Can’t My Hamster Eat Pizza

Pizza on it’s own if it’s just cheese plain tomatoes (not sauce!) and bread is perfectly fine for your hamster, but it must be fed in moderation. There is really no health benefit in it unless you add hamster veggies.

The reason why hamsters can’t eat pizza is because some of the ingredients found on a pizza are toxic to hamsters. If they are not toxic they may not good for your hamsters health, if you feed your hamster too much of a good thing it could get fat or become unhealthy.

Also pizzas tend to contain flavour enhancers like onions and garlic, these are both toxic to Hamsters. So it’s safe to just stay away from pizza unless you are making your own mini hamster ones.

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 My Hamster Eat Pizza

It is not safe for hamsters to eat commercial store bought pizza. Majority of ingredients are either too fatty or contain ingredients that are toxic to your furry friend. So we would recommend avoiding feeding your hamster pizza. Unless you have made your very own mini version at home.

There are plenty of other healthier foods that your hamster could be eating instead. Why not try your hamster on fruits like mango or Pears?


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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