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7 Homemade Hamster Treats (With Recipes)

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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If you have a pet hamster, you were likely confused at one time or another about what to feed your hamster. Should they only have full meals, or should you give them treats and snacks as well? The answer is that you can give treats to your hamster and there are a lot of commercial treats made especially for hamsters. But if you want to try something different, you can make your own hamster treats.

These treats are often made from healthy ingredients commonly found in your kitchen. So, stick with us for different ideas and recipes that can be used when making homemade treats.

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The 7 Homemade Hamster Treats

1. Homemade Carrot Hamster Treats

Homemade Carrot Hamster Treats
Image Credit: Instructables
Ingredients: Carrot, banana, oats, hamster pellets, water (optional)
Supplies: Two small bowls, a large bowl, spoon, and fork, blender or food processor, tinfoil, baking sheet
Prep method and time: Bake for 30 minutes (preheat oven to 300°F)

These Homemade Carrot Hamster Treats are delicious snacks suitable for gerbils and hamsters, require only four ingredients, and can be made in under an hour. Easy to make but also very delicious and healthy for our beloved hamster pets. This recipe is an excellent alternative to store-bought hamster treats; it’s more affordable and healthier. After only 30 minutes of baking and letting the treats cool down, you can offer them to your hamster and watch them enjoy this delicious snack.

2. Homemade Hamster Pop Tart Treats

Ingredients: Whole wheat flour, water, hamster seed mix, berries
Supplies: One large bowl, one smaller bowl or cup, a spoon
Prep method and time: Bake for 20 to 30 minutes (preheat oven to 325°F)

If you enjoy pop tarts and wonder if you can offer some to your hamster, it is best to stay clear of sharing this snack. Fortunately, there is an alternative Pop Tart Hamster-Safe Snack that is entirely safe to offer your hamster. These pop tarts are made from a hamster seed mix, some flour, water, and berries. They will be delicious for your hamster, and you know they’ll be safe.

3. Homemade Protein Hamster Treats

Ingredients: Oats, dried and crushed insects, one egg
Supplies: Zip-lock bag, one bowl, fork, baking pan, and sheet
Prep method and time: Zip-lock bag, one bowl, fork, baking pan, and sheet

Making homemade hamster treats is not always about saving money on store-bought treats, but also about giving your hamster the healthiest and most nutritional option for a snack. That’s where these Homemade Protein Hamster Treats come into play. Buying some dried insects and crushing them in a zip-lock bag gives you an amazing protein source, perfect for making cookies. Your hamsters will adore these highly nutritional treats that will benefit them and keep them entertained and chewing. These delicious crackers will be ready after only 10 minutes of baking, and afterward, your hamster can enjoy munching on them.

4. Homemade Hamster Cookie Treats

Ingredients: Hamster seed mix, oats, honey, cooking spray, raisins, flour, one egg
Supplies: Cupcake pan, one bowl, spoons
Prep method and time: Bake for 15 minutes (preheat oven to 300°F)

These Homemade Hamster Cookie Treats are excellent for keeping your hamster entertained and healthy. They are very easy to make and include hamster seed mix, honey, raisins, and other essential ingredients that you can find in your house. You will need a cupcake pan for making these cookies, and your hamster will enjoy nibbling on them for hours.


5. Healthy Easy Hamster Treats

Ingredients: Oats, buckwheat flour, water, blueberries, raspberries, carrots
Supplies: Blender or food processor, three bowls, small cookie cutters, baking tray
Prep method and time: Bake for 10 minutes (preheat oven to 325°F)

These Healthy Homemade Hamster Treats are another adorable and charming snack for your hamsters, with a cute appearance. They include delicious and healthy fruits, and you can always customize the fruit selection to your hamster’s favorites, although the selection in this recipe is perfect for creating treats in multiple colors. They are best made with buckwheat flour, considered healthiest for our hamsters, although you can also use quinoa, chickpea, or spelt flour.

6. Apple and Walnut Homemade Treats

Ingredients: Oats, apple, walnuts, one large egg (optional), boiled water
Supplies: Knife, grater, heat-safe mixing bowl, baking paper
Prep method and time: Bake for 30 minutes (preheat the oven to 350°F)

These Apple and Walnut Homemade Treats are sure to make your hamster go nuts! They are very delicious, in the shape of tiny cookies which hamsters can easily carry around and chew on. These treats are very healthy and nutritious, made from only four ingredients. These cookies are perfect for most pets, but hamsters will adore the taste of apples and walnuts combined.

7. Homemade Hamster Seed Treats

Ingredients: Buckwheat flour, quinoa, chia seeds, millet, flaxseeds, blackberry leaves, rose petals, water
Supplies: Silicone molds, one large bowl, a spoon
Prep method and time: Baking for 20 minutes (preheat the oven to 200°F)

These Hamster Homemade Seed Treats are a delicious snack for your hamster, especially if they enjoy nibbling on seeds. If you’ve got some silicone cookie molds, this will be the perfect chance to use them and make some adorable cookie shapes your hamster will love.

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These homemade hamster treats are delicious, healthy, and affordable to make. Remember that even healthy treats for hamsters should only be given in moderation, and treats should only make up around 10% of their diet. Always introduce any new food items slowly to ensure your hamster doesn’t have any bad reactions, and always talk to your vet about any questions or concerns you have about your pet’s diet.

Featured Image Credit: IRINA ORLOVA, Shutterstock

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