Updated August 20th, 2016.
Acorns, or the oak nut are the nut of the oak tree which usually contain a single seed, or occasionally two seeds.
These seeds are enclosed in a tough a leathery shell.
They are usually borne in a cup-shaped cupule.
They vary in size from 1-6cm long and 0.8-4cm in width.
Acorns are grown on the branches of oak trees and then drop to the ground once they have matured.
So can hamsters eat acorns?
Acorns picked in the wild are not good for hamsters to eat, merely because they carry parasites picked up in the wild.
A food to avoid feeding them.