Yes, hamsters can have celery.
Not only is it safe, but healthy. It can be a delicious snack for them, as long as they are fed it in the correct quantities.
Make sure that you wash the celery beforehand. This gets rid of any of the chemicals that may have been on the celery to protect it whilst it was growing. Pesticides can hurt your hamster’s health.
How much celery you should feed your hamster depends on how big and what kind of hamster it is.
Syrians can eat more than Robos, and robots Robos can eat more than dwarfs.
Some people call it a “superfood,” and it has a lot of vital vitamins and minerals that your hamster will really benefit from! These things are:
- Antioxidants. These keep your hamster from getting cancer and other effects of aging
- Vitamin C. This protects the immune system of your hamster.
- Phytonutrients. This help protects your hamster from pain and inflammation.
- Polysaccharides. These protect the digestive system of your hamster and make it better able to digest food.
- Manganese. This removes toxins from your hamster’s body.
If your hamster eats too much of it, there are also some risks. These things are:
- Dehydration. Since celery has a lot of water, hamsters that eat too much of it can get diarrhea, which leads to dehydration.
Health problems can get worse if you don’t drink enough water.
- Excessive urination. The high water content in celery can result in your pet needing to go to the toilet a lot more. This isn’t good for their bodies.
- Stomach problems. If your hamster overeats celery, it can cause major problems with its digestive system.
There are various parts of Celery that can be eaten.
Celery leaves and stems are fine for your hamster but keep them away from the juice and the seeds!
Celery can be eaten by hamsters, but you have to be careful. Too much can hurt your hamster and make them sick, but a little bit goes a long way.
First, give your pet a small amount of celery to make sure it will eat it. Only then should you follow our guide on how much to give.