can hamsters eat wheat

Can Hamsters Eat Wheat?

Wheat is a cereal grain, originally from the Levant region of the Near East but now cultivated worldwide.

In 2013, world production of wheat was 713 million tons.

This makes wheat the third most-produced cereal after maize (1,016 million tons) and rice (745 million tons).

Wheat was the second most-produced cereal in 2009; world production in that year was 682 million tons.

Wheat is used in many different products today around the world. (source)

So can hamsters eat wheat?

It isn’t a good idea to feed them wheat picked from fields as it may contain parasites because they may harm a hamster.

However, generally wheat products are fine for them to eat as long as they don’t contain additional flavorings or additives.