can hamsters eat dry cat food

Can Hamsters Eat Dry Cat Food?

Last updated 21st August 2016. Dry cat food contains 8-10% moisture and generally made by extrusion cooking under high heat and pressure.

Fat may then be sprayed on the food to increase palatability.

Other minor ingredients, such as heat-sensitive vitamins, which would be destroyed in the extrusion process, may be added.

Dry food is most often packed in multi-wall paper bags, sometimes with a plastic film layer.

Similar bag styles with film laminates or co-extrusions are also used. (source)

So can hamsters eat dry cat food at all?

It’s not the most ideal food for hamsters to eat.

But if you have both a hamster and a cat then there is no harm in giving your hamster one or two pieces very occasionally but nothing more than that.

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