Many hamster owners will be curious whether their hamsters can eat other types of food. When you have more than one pet you may want to know if you can share food with similar types of small animals. If animals are classed as small animals can they eat the same food if they are classed under the same category? Can hamsters eat rabbit food?
Can Hamsters eat Rabbit Food?
Well, the answer is yes and no. Pet food is quite expensive so you may want to try and cut corners when purchasing food but it can be dangerous if you do not know which foods they can and cannot share. Rabbits and hamsters equally enjoy vegetables and fruit. When buying food for your hamster always make sure it is hamster food or at least says suitable for hamsters as this is the safest option.
Vegetables you can feed BOTH
Basil, Bok choy, Broccoli leaves, Carrot tops, Celery, Cilantro, Clover, Collard greens, Dandelion leaves, Dill, Kale, Lettuce, Mint, Mustard greens, Parsley, and Watercress.
Fruits you can feed BOTH
Apple, Cherries, Pear, Peach, Plum, Kiwi, Papaya, Mango, Berries, Pineapple, Banana, Melons, Star Fruit, Apricot, Currants and Nectarines.
Regarding grasses and hays hamsters can also eat this. Timothy hay is great for hamsters and helps keep their teeth nice and level.
Both species need water constantly so make sure their water bottles are filled with fresh cold water daily.
What Foods Cant your Hamster Have that Rabbits Can?
Any food that is tailor to a specific animal should not be shared. This is because this is food that is for this type of animal and its body. Food such as rabbit pellets and rabbit muesli cannot be shared since it is not tailored toward a hamster diet or their immune system.
Both rabbits and hamsters cannot eatcitrus fruits. They are far too acidic for both species to eat and will make them sick due to the PH level.
Additionally, foods with a lot of water in them will give both species bloat. Especially if they eat a lot of them and sugary foods will not allow your hamster or rabbit to have a balanced diet. Lastly make sure not to share your food with your hamster since we are a completely different species, and it would not be wise nor safe to do so.
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