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The Hamster Must Not Eat This

Here you can find out which plants and foods are poisonous for your hamster and how to act correctly in the event of poisoning.

Some foods and plants are poisonous to hamsters. They should therefore be kept away from rodents. Read here how to recognize poisoning in your hamster and how to act correctly in an emergency.

Emergency poisoning

If your hamster has eaten something bad or nibbled on a poisonous plant, this can be noticed by the following symptoms, among others:

  • diarrhea
  • difficulties swallowing
  • Vomit
  • salivation

In the event of poisoning, the hamster must go to the vet as soon as possible. Every minute counts. You can see a summary of which foods and plants are poisonous for hamsters in our list.

Toxic foods for hamsters

You should never feed these foods to your hamster. Avoid letting your hamster have any contact with this human food at all. However, this list does not claim to be complete. If you are unsure about a food product, do some research before you offer it to your hamster.

Toxic foods with A

These food products are toxic or incompatible for hamsters:

  • Pineapple (causes hyperacidity)
  • Apricot (causes hyperacidity)

Toxic foods with B

These food products are toxic or incompatible for hamsters:

  • lettuce (too heavy)
  • Beans (difficult to digest; poisonous)
  • Bean pods and seeds (toxic)

Toxic foods with C

These food products are toxic or incompatible for hamsters:

  • Chips (salt causes kidney damage; spices also harm the hamster)

Toxic foods with E

These food products are toxic or incompatible for hamsters:

  • Egg yolk (contains too much cholesterol)
  • Iceberg lettuce (overloaded)

Toxic foods with F

  • lamb’s lettuce (too heavily loaded)
  • Fruit yogurt and quark (contain too much sugar)

Toxic foods with H

These food products are toxic or incompatible for hamsters:

  • honey (contains too much sugar)
  • Honeydew melon (contains too much sugar)

Toxic foods with J

These food products are toxic or incompatible for hamsters:

  • Currants (cause hyperacidity)

Toxic foods with K

These food products are toxic or incompatible for hamsters:

  • Potatoes raw (difficult to digest, poisonous)
  • Cookies (contain too much sugar)
  • Cherry (causes hyperacidity)
  • Kiwi (causes hyperacidity)
  • Garlic (causes gas, poisonous)
  • Kohlrabi (causes gas)
  • Types of cabbage (cause bloating)

Toxic foods with L

These food products are toxic or incompatible for hamsters:

  • Leeks (causes gas)

Toxic foods with M

  • Swiss chard (difficult to digest)
  • carrot leaves (too heavily loaded)

Toxic foods with N

These food products are toxic or incompatible for hamsters:

  • Nectarine (causes hyperacidity)
  • Salted nuts (salt causes kidney damage)

Toxic foods with P

These food products are toxic or incompatible for hamsters:

  • Peach (causes hyperacidity)
  • Plum (causes hyperacidity)

Toxic foods with R

These food products are toxic or incompatible for hamsters:

  • Rhubarb (difficult to digest)
  • Beetroot (difficult to digest)

Toxic foods with S

these food products are toxic or incompatible for hamsters:

  • Lettuce (too heavily loaded)
  • Pretzel sticks (salt causes kidney damage)
  • Sorrel (difficult to digest)
  • Chives (causes gas)
  • Chocolate (glues the cheek pouches together)
  • pork (contains too much fat)
  • Spinach (difficult to digest)
  • Stone fruit (causes acidosis)
  • Stone fruit kernels (contain hydrogen cyanide, toxic)
  • Sweets (glue the cheek pouches together)

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