Can Hamsters Eat Degu Food?

Can Hamsters Eat Degu Food?

The degu is a small caviomorph rodent endemic to the Chilean matorral ecoregion of central Chile.

The name “degu” refers to the genus Octodon or, more usually, O. degus [Source: Wikipedia].

The food this rodent normally would eat is pellets or a dried mixture.

Additionally they can also eat good quality guinea pig food.

Some of the ingredients in degu food include:

  • barley
  • salt
  • timothy hay
  • dried broccoli
  • linseed
  • wheat
  • yeast extract
  • dried basil
  • soybean meal
  • soya hulls
  • soybean meal
  • mono-calcium phosphate
  • soya oil

So can hamsters eat degu food at all?

No, this food is not meant for a hamster and therefore should not be fed to one.

They can nibble on a bit of degu food and be fine but you shouldn’t be going out of your way to purchase this food for the purpose of feeding it to your hamster.