can hamsters eat lavender

Can Hamsters Eat Lavender?

Lavandula (common name lavender) is a genus of 39 known species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae.

It is native to the Old World and is found from Cape Verde and the Canary Islands, Europe across to northern and eastern Africa, the Mediterranean, southwest Asia to southeast India.

It is grown as a condiment and used in salads and dressings because of its scent.

Lavender lends a floral and slightly sweet flavour to most dishes, and is sometimes paired with sheep’s-milk and goat’s-milk cheeses.

For most cooking applications the dried buds, which are also referred to as flowers, are used. (source)

So can hamsters eat lavender?

Yes they can in very small amounts on an occasional basis.