You and Your Hamster

Treat Ideas

Their favorite foods are foods native to their dry habitat, like seeds. For protein and variety they will eat some small insects. They like vegetables, but be moderate in how much you feed them. The key word...blah blah... HERE WE GO! FINALLY! Hamster Treats Recipe

Please note some hamster owners find that peanut butter can cause hamsters to choke. Never feed them buttercups, chocolate, garlic, onions, rabbit mix, raw  kidney beans, sweets, toffee

1/4 teaspoon of peanut butter

1 box of plain cheerios cereal. PLAIN

vegetables such as carrots, celery, box choy

a small dog biscuit or stale OR fresh bread.

bird seeds and/or sunflower seeds

tiny amount of cheese

Spread peanut butter onto  dog biscuit or bread. Stick cereal on top and press in some of your hamster's favorite small foods like bird seeds, or sunflower seeds. Next press in vegetables around the cherrios. Press cheese around the veggies to cover. Have fun hiding the treat where your hamster has to climb to get it.

Banana Hamster treat

1/4 of banana

1 teaspoon honey

1 tablespoon raisins

small squirt of lemon juice

Mash up banana and add a small squirt of lemon juice so the banana will stay fresh. Add honey and raisins then stir together. Serve in a small bowl sperate from the hamster food mix.

Hamster dream dinner

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup of oats

1/4 cup of sunflower seeds

mix them together and serve to your hamster

This is a  big one

1 cup powdered milk

1 cup wheat germ

1/2 rolled oat or porridge oats

1 jar berry baby food

1 white egg

water enough to moisten the milk

Directions

Avoid baby food that contains leeks, onions, chives, spices, garlics, or lemon juice.

Measure out dry ingrediants into a bowl and whisk together. Add the baby food and about half jar of water-if you're mixing by hand, rub and press down the mixture with back of your spoon while mixing.  This makes a very thick and solid dough mixture, but it will still be sticky. Roll the mixture into tiny little balls, about 1/2 inch or so wide and flatten them slightly.  Place on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees F (175 C).  These don't take long to bake because they are so small--only bake them until they turn light brown around the outer edges; about 8 minutes in my oven, to give you an idea of the lenght of time. Cool, then store in an airtight container or in the freezer. 

Feel free to post your comments or suggestions about these recipes.  My hamster's name is Spirit! enjoy!

Banana Hamster Treat

1/4 of a banana
1 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon raisins
small squirt lemon juice

Mash up the banana and add a small squirt of lemon juice so the banana will stay fresh. Add the honey and raisins, then stir all together. Serve this in a small bowl separate from hamster food mix.

*This recipe submitted by Holly, age 13.


*Warning: Please note that some hamster owners find that peanut butter can cause hamsters to choke.

Hamster Dream Dinner

1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy)
1/4 cup of oats
1/4 cup of sunflower seeds

Mix ingredients together and serve to your pet hamster.

Hamster Biscuits

1/4 a teaspoon of peanut butter
1 box plain Cheerios cereal
variety of vegetables such as carrots, celery, bok choy
small dog biscuit or stale or fresh bread
bird seeds and sunflower seeds
small amount of cheese

Spread peanut butter on dog biscuit, stale or fresh bread. Stick cereal on top and press in some of your hamster's favorite small foods such as bird seeds or sunflower seeds. Next, press in vegetables around the Cheerios. Press cheese around the vegetables to cover. Have fun hiding the treat where your hamster has to climb to get it.

Hamster Bites

1/2 a banana
Some crushed cereal
Finely chopped apple or carrot
A handful of oats

First, mush up the banana and add oats and cereal. After this, add the fruit and roll into small, fingernail sized balls, the right size for your hamster to hold. Once this is done, put the balls into the fridge to harden slightly.

Make these tiny balls just the right size for your hamster to hold.

Hamster Birthday/Holiday Cake

Ingredients:

1 slice of wheat bread
1/4 cup of mixed fruits(bananas, strawberries, apples)
3 baby carrots
4 chopped up milk bone dog treats

Cut the crust off the wheat bread.

Put the mixed fruit, carrots, in a blender for about 10 seconds.

Spread the blended fruit/carrots on bread.

Sprinkle chopped dog treats on top.

Let sit for 2 hours or until topping gel (carrots/fruit) cakes the top of the bread.

Cut into 6 small pieces.

Feed to your hamster, and your hamster's hamster friends at his/her next holiday/birthday party!

CAUTION!
Be careful not to feed too much of these to your hamster, as it can get ill, and if given too much, it will store it in it's cheek pouch leaving it to harden on the delicate skin inside the cheek pouch. DO NOT GIVE TOO OFTEN!

Hamster Trail Mix


Ingredients:

sunflower seeds
peanuts
dried corn
peanut butter

1.Mix the sunflower seeds, peanuts, and dried corn and mix it together.

2.After mixing that take the food and pour it in some peanut butter and mix it together.

3.After you mixed it all together it is ready for your hamster to eat.

Here's a trail mix recipe for your pet hamster to snack on.

Simple Hamster Treat

Ingredients:

honey
oats and seeds

Method:

Mix the oats and honey together and put on a tray in any shape you like. Put in refrigerator and bring out when hard.

Treat your hamster with this hamster food recipe.

Here's a quick and easy homemade recipe for your hamster.