The strawberry plant has a short thickened stem (called a “crown”) which has a growing point at the upper end and which forms roots at its base.
New leaves and flower clusters emerge from “fleshy buds” in the crown in the early spring.
Some cooks dislike working with berries because they have to remove the leaves and stems – a process called coring the berry.
In fact, the leaves and stem part of the strawberry contain benefits that are good for your health.
One of the benefits of strawberry leaves is that they are a natural digestive aid. (source)
So can hamsters eat strawberry leaves?
Yes they can as long as they are thoroughly washed before feeding to your hamster. They will really enjoy eating them.