Can hamsters eat raisins?

Amy Green
3 min readApr 13, 2021
Can hamsters eat raisins?

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Raisins are a delicious and healthy treat that are enjoyed by many people, but did you know that raisins are actually dried grapes? They’re often dried in the sun, which gives them their sweetness and strong flavour.

If you’re a new hamster owner, you may be figuring out what diet to give your little pal and wondering about what foods your hammie can eat. If you’re wondering whether hamsters can have raisins, don’t fear we can help with that!

So, can Hamsters eat Raisins?

In short, the answer is yes! Their sweetness makes them a particular favourite for many hammies’. It is of course ridiculously cute to see them pick up a raisin and start nibbling on the top, with their whiskers dancing and seemingly a big smile on their face.

Are raisins good for Hamsters to eat?

Raisins are a nutritious and tasty treat that are good for hamsters when given in moderation. They are full of iron which is good for healthy blood, and potassium which helps with their heart health. Hamsters will also get a high amount of Vitamin C which is great for their skin and bones whilst helping keep their cells in good order, and a reasonable amount of Vitamin B1, B2 and B6 which are good for their nervous system, alongside healthy skin, eyes and blood.

The small size of a raisin may be deceptive, because they are packed with sugar and consequently calories, this means that hamsters shouldn’t be given too many. The size of your hamster should dictate the amount that you give them, with smaller dwarf or Chinese hamsters receiving less than larger Syrian hamsters. It is always worth consulting your vet regarding exactly how much of any treat your pet should be given and how frequently you should feed them.

Can hamsters eat Grapes?

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Amy Green

Hi I’m Amy — travel blogger, dog lover, digital marketer. I write mainly about Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia. Getting into drones!