As a hamster owner you may have the same common question in mind that many others do and that is: what can my hamster eat?
As a pet owner it is important to be well informed what is good and not good to be feeding to your animal. Some foods can cause health issues with your hamster and therefore you need to make sure what you are feeding them is okay for their health.
In this article we will be answering the question Can hamsters eat peanut butter?
A lot of hamster owners know that they love to eat peanut butter but is it safe to be feeding to them?
Will there be any side effects to feeding peanut butter to your pet. Read below to learn a bit more about peanut butter and if it is safe to be feeding to your hamster.
More Info About Peanut Butter
Peanut butter is a popular food paste that is made from grinding dry roasted peanuts.
It is a food that can be found all around the world. It is a great source of minerals, dietary fiber, vitamins and rich in protein.
However one of the negative things about peanut butter is that if eaten in large amounts it is also a very high source of calories.
Additionally peanut butter can cause people with peanut allergies to have an allergic reaction if eaten or even being close to it. However can you feed this delicious cuisine to your hamster?
Is Peanut Butter Safe For Your Hamster?
Don’t panic if your hamster has already eaten a small amount of peanut butter.
Nothing bad should happen to your hamster if they are to eat peanut butter. Peanut butter if eaten in moderation by your hamster is safe for them to have.
How Much Peanut Butter Can A Hamster Have?
As long as you give very little to your hamster then peanut butter is safe for them.
If eaten in larger amounts it can be fattening and not be good for your hamsters health.
Additionally peanut butter can cause your hamster to choke if you give them too much.
Peanut butter is very sticky and therefore can get stuck in their throat or mouth.
Other negative side effects that peanut butter can cause your hamster to experience is gastrointestinal issues, bloating and diarrhea.
As well your hamsters digestive system may not handle peanut butter very well.
In more serious cases peanut butter can also lead to death.
At max you will only want to feed your hamster very little peanut butter once or twice a week.
Make sure that it is only a very thin layer on a stick or bread so that it does not cause your hamster to choke.
Hamsters definitely do love peanut butter though and it is a delicious snack.
If you notice that your hamster has any side effects take your pet to the vet immediately and stop feeding peanut butter to your hamster.
Can hamsters eat peanut butter? Yes, but only in very small amounts and in moderation.
If you give your hamster too much it can lead to bloating, diarrhea, allergic reactions, choking, gastrointestinal problems and even death.
If you are unsure if its safe to feed peanut butter to your hamster or how much to give it is best to avoid feeding peanut butter to your hamster all together.
Better to be safe than sorry.