Watermelons are a large melonlike fruit of a plant of the gourd family, with smooth green skin, red pulp, and watery juice.
They are eaten as a fruit and are renown for their high water content.
Watermelon rinds are also edible, but most people avoid eating them due to their unappealing flavor.
They are used for making pickles, sometimes eaten in the Southern US.
It is used less often as a vegetable, where the rind is stir-fried or stewed. (source)
So can hamsters eat watermelon rind?
Yes they can nibble on them, however, they provide no nutritional value for them and so aren’t the best food for them to eat.
Watermelon is a vine-like flowering plant originally from southern Africa.
It is a large, sprawling annual plant with coarse, hairy pinnately-lobed leaves and white to yellow flowers.
It is a special kind of berry with a hard rind and no internal division, botanically called a pepo.
The fruit has a smooth hard rind—usually green with dark green stripes or yellow spots.
It has a sweet, juicy interior flesh—usually deep red to pink, but sometimes orange, yellow, or white.
Watermelons have many seeds, which can be soft and white or hard and black. (source)
So can hamsters eat watermelon seeds?
They are not the best for them and should be avoided as a food.
Wet cat food is food for consumption by cats.
Cats have requirements for their specific dietary nutrients.
Certain nutrients, including many vitamins and amino acids, are degraded by the temperatures, pressures and chemical treatments used during manufacture.
They must be added after manufacture to avoid nutritional deficiency.
The amino acid taurine, for example, which is found within meat, is degraded during processing, so synthetic taurine is normally added afterwards.
Long-term taurine deficiency may result in retinal degeneration, loss of vision, and cardiac arrest. (source)
So can hamsters eat wet cat food at all?
No they can’t at all.
Wet cat food is made only for the specific nutritional requirements of cats, and so is a food to avoid feeding hamsters.
Wheat is a cereal grain, originally from the Levant region of the Near East but now cultivated worldwide.
In 2013, world production of wheat was 713 million tons.
This makes wheat the third most-produced cereal after maize (1,016 million tons) and rice (745 million tons).
Wheat was the second most-produced cereal in 2009; world production in that year was 682 million tons.
Wheat is used in many different products today around the world. (source)
So can hamsters eat wheat?
It isn’t a good idea to feed them wheat picked from fields as it may contain parasites because they may harm a hamster.
However, generally wheat products are fine for them to eat as long as they don’t contain additional flavorings or additives.
Vaseline is a well known product that is produced around the world owned by Anglo-Dutch company Unilever.
It is renown as a lubricator and can be used for many different purposes.
Vaseline products include plain petroleum jelly, soaps, lotions, cleansers, deodorants and lubricants.
In many languages the word “Vaseline” is used as generic for petroleum jelly.
In Portuguese and some Spanish speaking countries the Unilever products are called Vasenol. (source)
So can hamsters eat vaseline?
Unfortunately, hamsters can’t even touch vaseline at all.
It will make them sick and may possibly kill them and so is something to avoid hamsters coming into contact with.
Weetabix is a whole grain wheat breakfast cereal produced by Weetabix Limited in the United Kingdom.
It comes in the form of palm-sized (approx. 9.5 cm × 5.0 cm or 4″ × 2″) rounded rectangle-shaped biscuits.
The UK cereal is manufactured in Burton Latimer, Northamptonshire, and exported to over 80 countries.
Weetabix for the North American market (Canada and the U.S.) is manufactured in Cobourg, Ontario, in both organic and conventional versions. (source)
So can hamsters eat weetabix?
Yes they can eat it in small amounts. However, it has no nutritional value for them, so don’t give them too much of it to eat.
They can’t have it with milk either because it is not good for them to drink.
White bread typically refers to breads made from wheat flour from which the bran.
Also the germ layers have been removed (and set aside) from the whole wheatberry as part of the flour grinding or milling process.
This produces a light-colored flour.
This milling process can give white flour a longer shelf life by removing the natural oils from the whole grain.
Removing the oil allows products made with the flour, like white bread, to be stored for longer periods of time avoiding potential rancidity.
In the United States, consumers sometimes refer to white bread as sandwich bread and sandwich loaf. (source)
So can hamsters eat white bread?
Yes they can nibble at it.
However, it is not the best food for hamsters to eat as it has no nutritional value for them.
So don’t give them too much and make sure there isn’t anything else like butter on it.
Common salt is a mineral composed primarily of sodium chloride (NaCl) and is a chemical compound belonging to the larger class of salts.
Salt in its natural form as a crystalline mineral is known as rock salt or halite.
As a result has been mined for centuries.
Salt is present in vast quantities in seawater, where it is the main mineral constituent.
The open ocean has about 35 grams (1.2 oz) of solids per litre, a salinity of 3.5%.
As a result sea water is renown for not being drinkable because of the amount of salt it contains.
Salt is essential for human life, and saltiness is one of the basic human tastes. As a result it is highly mined and sought after as a mineral. (source)
Can hamsters eat salt?
Unfortunately, they can’t eat salt at all.
This is because it is not good for them at all and will harm them if even a little is fed to them.
Salmon is a popular food.
Classified as an oily fish, salmon is considered to be healthy due to the fish’s high protein, high omega-3 fatty acids, and high vitamin D content.
Salmon is also a source of cholesterol, with a range of 23–214 mg/100 g depending on the species.
According to reports in the journal Science, farmed salmon may contain high levels of dioxins. (source)
So can hamsters eat salmon?
Unfortunately they can’t eat salmon. Fish is not good for them to eat, plus the fact that salmon contains small bones which are hard to decipher in amongst the flesh and can get lodged in their throats.
A food to avoid.
Salami is a type of cured sausage consisting of fermented and air-dried meat, typically beef or pork.
Historically, salami was popular among southern and central European peasants because it stores at room temperature for up to 40 days once cut.
Because salami stores so well, it combats a potentially meager or inconsistent supply of fresh meat.
Countries and regions across Europe make their own traditional varieties of salami.
Salami is now sold across the world in many different grocery stores and markets. (source)
So can hamsters eat salami at all?
They can nibble at it but it is not something that should be fed too much as itt holds no nutritional value for them.