Can hamsters eat watermelon? Good or Harmful

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Can hamsters eat watermelon? Good or Harmful

Having a pet in your family is a very challenging task right from the start. You don’t know what it needs, what foods are healthy or unhealthy for it.

When adopting a hamster, many questions arise regarding the diet that you want answers to. One of these can be: Can hamsters eat watermelon? We will discuss the answer to this question in the following paragraphs.

Can hamsters eat watermelon and its seeds?

Watermelon may be a nutrient-filled fruit for humans, but can it be the same for hamsters? The answer is no.

Since watermelon contains a lot of water, it can be harmful to your pet’s health and can cause diarrhea. It can be easily fooled that hamsters eat everything you give them, but not everything is healthy for them.

You should pay attention to what they eat because not everything we eat is good for their health. Hamsters are used to hiding their food from predators and that means you will see their bowl empty quite often. This does not mean that they eat everything you put in their bowl, and for this, you need to be very careful not to give them too much food. Returning to the topic of this article, watermelons,

Watermelon seeds should also never be given to hamsters. In fact, they are rich in water and other acidic substances that are harmful to your pet.

what about melons?

Cantaloupe is highly recommended in your hamster’s diet because it contains the vitamins and proteins your pet needs, but be sure not to give it in large quantities as it can cause diarrhea.

It may appear that your hamster’s constitution can fight many diseases, but the truth is that it can be easily killed before the disease fully develops. Its immune system is very fragile, but if we give it adequate food its body will be able to fight off the diseases that threaten it and it will become stronger, healthier, and happier.

Try to keep a balance between what he eats and change its diet from time to time.

Will my hamster like melon?

Of course, you will have to try to see if your hamster likes the taste of melon. Many websites claim that cantaloupe is great food for a hamster, but in reality, the only one who decides whether it’s good or not is your pet.

Give it a small piece of melon to see if it likes it and then you will know if it is possible to introduce it into your little friend’s diet or not.

Amount of melon 

Yes, this question may come to mind when you see that your hamster loves cantaloupe. In order to avoid diarrhea, it should be given in small amounts once a week. Try giving it fresh food besides a hamster food mix that you can buy at a pet store.

It will balance its diet and give it energy and a large amount of vitamins and proteins that will keep it healthy.

Things that are essential in the hamster’s diet?

We know that if we have a healthy pet, we are happy. But how can we keep the pet healthy and away from disease?

As mentioned, a balanced diet may be the best choice for your pet’s health. Why? Because it offers everything it needs, from vitamins to proteins, and of course great flavors. So what should be included in this balanced diet?

When shopping, remember to make a quick stop at the local pet store and buy hamster food. This mix contains seeds and grains, which offer your hamster the right amount of fiber, fat, and protein. Remember that food for mice or rats is not always suitable for hamsters. Every small pet needs a particular kind of attention and diet,

Combine the everyday mix you bought with small amounts of fresh food and your hamster will be happy and healthy, and it will be great to have it around.

Every little pet you have needs protection and affection. You have to pay attention to it every day in order not to make it feel alone. Hamsters can feel lonely and can sense when they are not loved or wanted in your family.

They are very nice animals that can make the day better and they deserve the best from you. If you choose to have a pet, make sure you have the time and patience to be there when they need you.

Make sure it eats every day and that the water is changed all the time to avoid any problems with dehydration or contamination. Last, but not least, love it and give it affection for the rest of its life, because, sad as it may seem, you are its only family.

This article is purely informative, at Shelterapet we do not have the right to prescribe veterinary treatments or make any type of diagnosis. We encourage you to take your pet to the vet in case of any kind of discomfort.

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About Amanda

Passionate about animals, Amanda draws her expertise from her training as an educator, pet behaviorist as well as her extensive experience with animal owners. A specialist in dog and cat behavior, Amanda continues to learn about our four-legged companions by studying veterinary reference books but also university research sites (UCD, Utrecht, Cambridge, Cornell, etc..)

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