can hamsters eat cheerios

Can Hamsters Eat Cheerios?

Cheerios are a brand of breakfast cereal which are manufactured in the United States by General Mills.

In some countries such as the United Kingdom by Cereal partners under the Nestle brand.

They were first manufactured in 1941 and were originally called CheeriOats.

They not only come in plain wheat which are known as original cheerios, they are now offered in various other flavorings.

These flavorings include;

  • Honey nut cheerios
  • Multi grain cheerios
  • Apple cinnamon
  • Frosted, honey nut cheerios
  • Medley crunch, cheerios
  • Ancient grains
  • Cheerios protein cinnamon almond
  • Protein oats and honey
  • Fruity
  • Chocolate
  • Banana nut
  • Multi grain peanut butter
  • Multi grain dark chocolate crunch (source).

So can hamsters eat cheerios?


Yes they are fine in small amounts.

As long as they are original cheerios and not any of the other types of cheerio that have any flavoring’s or frosting’s on them.

Flavored cheerios are not good for any species hamster to eat as their sugar content is just too much for hamsters to eat.

As a result, It is best to just feed them one or two originals, they will really enjoy them.