can hamsters eat porridge oats

Can Hamsters Eat Porridge Oats?

Oats for porridge may be whole (groats), cut into two or three pieces (called ‘pinhead’, ‘steel-cut’ or ‘coarse’ oatmeal), ground into medium or fine oatmeal, or steamed and rolled into flakes of varying sizes and thicknesses (called ‘rolled oats’, the largest size being ‘jumbo’).

The larger the pieces of oat used, the more textured the resulting porridge.

It is said that, because of their size and shape, the body breaks steel-cut oats down more slowly than rolled oats, reducing spikes in blood sugar and keeping you full longer.

Oats are a good source of dietary fibre; health benefits are claimed for oat bran in particular, which is part of the grain. (source)

So can hamsters eat porridge oats?

Yes they can, they are fine for hamsters to eat as long as they are plain and not flavored in any way.

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