A maggot is the larva of a fly, and are known for being used in fishing as bait.
They are generally reviled by humans and are seen as a sign of decay.
Here are some facts about maggots;
- The term maggot is applied in particular to the larvae of Brachyceran flies, such as houseflies, cheese flies, and blowflies.
- They differ from the larvae of the Nematocera, such as mosquitoes and Crane flies.
- Maggot-like fly larvae are of wide importance in ecology and medicine.
- Various species of maggot are prominent in recycling carrion and garbage, attacking crops and foodstuffs.
- They are culpable for spreading microbial infections, and causing myiasis.
- Anglers use maggots usually provided by commercial suppliers to catch non-predatory fish. (source)
So can hamsters eat maggots?
No they can’t unfortunately as they are not good for hamsters to eat and as a result sholud be avoided.
Any food that has maggots in it needs to be thrown away.