Last updated 21st August 2016. A doughnut or donut is a type of fried dough confectionery or dessert food.
The doughnut is popular in many countries and prepared in various forms as a sweet snack, and as result are extremely popular in many different cultures.
They can be homemade or purchased in bakeries, supermarkets, food stalls, and franchised specialty outlets.
Doughnuts are usually deep-fried from a flour dough, and typically either ring-shaped or without a hole, and often filled.
Other types of batters can also be used, and various toppings and flavorings are used for different types, such as;
- maple glazing.
As a result, the popularity of donuts as really increased over the last 100 years.
In addition to flour, doughnuts may also include such ingredients as;
- milk, sugar
- natural flavors
- artificial flavors. (source)
So can hamsters eat donuts at all?
No they can’t unfortunately, they are far too fatty and sweet for them to eat, however if they nibble one, they should be fine.
Because of their sweetness and the amount of fat they contain, donuts will make them sick if they eat too much