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Can Hamsters Eat Pretzels?(Benefits & risks)

Can Hamsters Eat Pretzels?

No, I do not advise you to give pretzels to hamsters because it contains a high content of salts and sugars and also may contain chocolate, all of which may cause hamsters to have many health problems such as diarrhea, obesity, diabetes and digestive problems. Also the pretzel does not contain any nutritional value that can benefit Hamsters, but rather contain largely minerals and vitamins that harm hamsters, so I do not advise you to offer pretzels for hamsters

 what are Pretzels

Pretzel is a type of pastry and is manufactured in the form of a circular ring that contains a high percentage of salts and sugars and also may contain chocolate that was famous in Europe, but now it is manufactured in the whole world, Pretzels are considered a human snack, but it is not safe for hamsters due to the high sugar and salt content ,Pretzels are very delicious, but it is not necessarily good for hamsters, so you must be careful and do not offer hamsters any food that contains a high percentage of salts or sugars

risks of feeding Pretzels to hamsters

Pretzels may cause many health problems for hamsters, such as diarrhea and obesity, and they may also be subject to diabetes due to the high sugar and salt content. Also pretzel does not contain any vitamins or minerals that are good for hamsters as it does not contain calcium and contains a very small percentage of vitamin C, which has always been advised that Hamsters are offered food that contains a high percentage of Vitamin C because it cannot produce it naturally and therefore needs it from an external source

Conclusion
I do not advise you to give pretzels to your hamster because it may cause many health problems such as asthma, obesity and diabetes. Also, pretzel does not contain any good nutritional value for hamsters

correct diet for hamsters

Hamsters need food daily and the diet should be mainly on vegetables with a very small piece of fruit, but I recommend that you do not give him fruit every day only every two days because the fruit contains a high percentage of sugars that may cause him diarrhea and obesity, also you should give the hamster Food that contains a high percentage of vitamin C because it cannot produce vitamin C naturally, so it needs an external source as well. Food must contain a good percentage of calcium to build and strengthen hamster bones. Also, food should not contain oxalates because it prevents calcium absorption, which may cause bladder stones.

The following foods are safe for your hamster to eat
  1. Lettuce (we recommend)
  2. bananas
  3. carrots
  4. Cauliflower
  5. Grapes
  6. Cucumber
  7. apple
  8. Strawberries
Hamsters are one of the best pets that you can raise in your home, as hamsters do not need much experience in order to raise also they do not need much space in the house also they can eat vegetables and fruits, but there are some vegetables and fruits that may be harmful to him

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