Hamsters are explorative rodents that keep rummaging for food in almost every conceivable nook and cranny they come across. These small and petite rodents will nibble on almost anything you offer or food items they scavenge and find on their own. However, the list of fruits that’ll be perfectly safe for your pet to munch on is quite long. You can offer bananas, apples, watermelons, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, plums, pears, peaches, kumquats, kiwis, honeydews, avocados, figs, cranberries, cherries, loganberries, cantaloupes, and mangoes. What about blueberries? Can hamsters eat blueberries?
Now, Should Hamsters eat Blueberries?
If you’re already serving your hamster slices of fruits like bananas, mangoes, pears, figs, and strawberries then there’s no harm in offering blueberries as long as you do so in moderation. You should bear in mind that you exercise caution while giving food item for the first time to your pet. Always make sure that you offer a minimal amount in the beginning in order to assess whether your hamster likes it or not.
How to offer the best Blueberries for your hamster?
As an instance, you can start giving the hamster a couple of blueberries that have been thoroughly washed in clean running water. With regards to sourcing blueberries, go for ones with whitish flower heads that have a bright bluish-black hue as well. Buy blueberries that are sold in box packs and don’t go for ones that contain soft, moldy or damaged berries. Since you won’t feed all blackberries at one go, you’d have to store them in a bowl and transfer it to a refrigerator after covering it properly.
Don’t wash the blueberries well in advance but just five minutes before slicing them up and presenting the same to your pet. Feeding blueberries to hamsters result in a many health benefits including boosting up their immune systems, proper functioning of nervous system, memory improvement, prevention of retinal damage, and so on and so forth.