Locusts are certain species of short-horned grasshoppers in the family Acrididae.
Here are few facts about them;
- They possess both a solitary phase and a swarming phase.
- In the solitary phase, these grasshoppers are innocuous, their numbers are low and they do not pose a major economic threat to agriculture.
- However, under suitable conditions of drought followed by rapid vegetation growth, serotonin in their brains triggers a dramatic set of changes.
- They start to breed abundantly, becoming gregarious and nomadic (loosely described as migratory) when their populations become dense enough. (source)
So can hamsters eat locusts?
Yes they can as long as they are bred in captivity and not found in the wild.