can hamsters eat superworms

Can Hamsters Eat Superworms?

The superworm is the common name for the larvae of a species of darkling beetle.

Superworms are common in the reptile pet industry, not to be confused with giant mealworms.

These insect larvae resemble very large mealworms, about 1.7 to 2¼ inches long (50-60 mm) when full size.

They have 6 small legs and two rudimentary hind prolegs.

Once they reach adult size, the larvae pupate, and later emerge as large, black beetles.

Superworms are accepted by lizards, turtles, frogs, salamanders, birds, koi and other insectivorous animals.

Their hard chitin may make them less suitable for arachnids and some predatory insects.

Their tendency to bite may make them unsuitable for some insectivorous mammals, such as hedgehogs.

So can hamsters eat superworms?

Unfortunately, they are not good for them to eat due to what is mentioned above.

Their tendency to bite could cause a hamster great problems and should be avoided.

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