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We love our hamsters, and they love us back! Loving your hamster means that you need to ensure that they eat and drink the correct things. If they don’t eat the correct foods, then they could face some serious health problems that could cause them pain. You can’t say that you love your hamster if you are willing to let them be hurt! So, can hamsters eat pears? Yes! All types of hamsters can eat pear, you just need to feed it to them in the correct quantities and in the correct manner.

This article will go over what pears are, how to feed them to your hamster, and the benefits of doing this. It will also look at the risks of overfeeding pear to your furry friend. Enjoy!

What are Pears?

Pears are delicious fruits that are produced all over the world! They are native to Europe, and there are around 3000 known varieties! It is eaten fresh, juiced, dried, or canned! They have been eaten since prehistoric times and 23.7 million tonnes are produced every year! The juice can be used to make alcohol as well. It is often used in fruit salads. It contains a lot of vital nutrients and vitamins, and that will really benefit your hamster!

I love long haired hamstrers!
I love long haired hamsters!

Can Hamsters Eat Pears?

As stated before, absolutely! Your hamster is sure to enjoy a small amount of this delicious fruit, and they will thank you for it! However, you need to ensure that it is prepared correctly and given in the correct quantities. Make sure that the pear is:

  • Washed – To remove any pests, or pesticides!
  • Plain – Just by itself.
  • Unsalted – Salt can be extremely dangerous for your hamster.
  • Unsweetened – It’s already sweet enough!

Will Hamsters Like pears?

Hamsters can eat pears, but what also matters is if they will like the pear! It would be a waste of food to give this to your hamster if they turned it down and refused to eat it! However, hamsters are likely to love pears. This is due to the amount of natural sugars within the fruit, which your hamster will find to be very tasty! Give your hamster a tiny bit before you feed them, this will give you an idea as to whether they love pears!

What an adorable hamster!
What an adorable hamster!

How to give Pears to your Hamster?

When you are giving treats, such as pear, to your hamster, always make sure you are holding them or make sure that you are close to them. This is because giving treats to your hamster can strengthen your bond and assist in socializing them. Only give a small amount to your hamster at first, this is to figure out if they like this fruit. There’s no point giving your hamster a lot of it if they just ignore it! Your hamster might put the food in their cheek poaches though.

Make sure that you wash the pear before feeding it! This removes any worries about pesticides or other nasties hurting your pet! 

Consider feeding pear to your hamster as part of a diet including treats like pumpkin seedscabbage, and carrots! These kind of things are great for your pet, as long as you make sure that you feed them in the correct amounts.

How much Pear can you give your Hamster?

Pear is great for your hamster, but you need to make sure that you feed it in the correct quantities! If you don’t, it can cause a few problems for your furry friend. There’s always too much of a good thing. The amount of pear you can feed your hamster depends on their breed. Syrians are allowed to eat more than Robos and Robos should be given more than Dwarfs.

How much Pear can you give your Syrian Hamster?

Syrians are the largest breed of hamster, which means that they can eat the most pear. You should give them around a teaspoon a week, alongside the other treats that you give them. They will gain many benefits by eating this amount, and you won’t endanger them to some of the risks of overfeeding!

How much Pear can you give your Robo Hamster?

Robos are smaller than Syrians, and therefore should eat a smaller amount of pear. Give them around a teaspoon a fortnight, spread out across the 14 days. Obviously, you can feed them other treats alongside this.

How much Pear can you give your Dwarf Hamster?

Dwarf hamsters, including Chinese, Campbell, and Russian hamsters, are much smaller than the average hamster. You can easily notice this at a pet shop! This leads to people wondering if hamsters can eat normal stuff, such as pear. They can eat pear, however, it should be a tiny piece of watermelon every week.

They love carrot, I bet they would love pear as well!
They love carrot, I bet they would love pear as well!

Benefits of Pears

Pears have lots of fantastic benefits for humans. Does the same apply for hamsters? Absolutely! Pear can be a fantastic and nutritious treat for your hamster as long as it is fed in the correct manner. Some of the benefits include:

  • Antioxidants – This benefits your hamster by protecting them against some of the risks of ageing.
  • Dietary Fibres – These help your hamster with their digestion!
  • Vitamin C – This provides overall health benefits for your furry friend.
  • Vitamin K – Your hamster needs this in order to prevent blood clotting!
  • Potassium – This provides various health benefits for your hamster.

Risks of Pears

Whilst there are clear benefits to your hamster eating a small amount of pear, you need to be wary of overfeeding sugary fruits to your hamster. This can cause problems, especially in dwarf hamsters. Some of the risks of overfeeding pear include:

  • Diabetes – Lots of sugar can cause serious problems for your hamster. This means that they could get diabetes, and this can cause serious health complications for your hamster.
  • Obesity – Sugar can cause obesity, and this can cause your hamster’s life expectancy to dramatically shorten.
  • Nutritional Issues – If your hamster just eats pear or other food, then they could get some nutrition deficiencies. Your hamster needs to have a wide variety of food!
  • Rotting food – Too much pear may mean that your hamster leaves it, which could leave it to rot. Rotting pear could hurt your hamster.
What a cutie. They would love to eat some pear.
What a cutie!

What kind of pears can you give your hamster?

Hamsters can eat pears, but pear has plenty of different products, it can be confusing to try and find out if your hamster can eat all the different products! Let’s look at some of these products, and if your hamster can eat them.

Can Hamsters Eat Pear Pie?

No. Pear pie often contains additional sugars, and other ingredients that could pose danger for your furry friend.

Can Hamsters Drink Pear Cider?

Absolutely not. Alcohol is toxic to hamsters and could cause them a painful death. Avoid!

Can Hamsters Drink Pear Juice?

No! We don’t recommend giving your hamster any form of fruit juice. They don’t contain the same nutrients, and it often contains added sugar. Make sure that they only drink water.

Conclusion – Can Hamsters Eat Pears?

In conclusion, hamsters can absolutely eat pears! In fact, they will gain many benefits by having a small amount! There’s plenty of vitamins in pears that benefit your furry friend, but you need to be aware of the risks of overfeeding! Overfeeding pear can lead to some health risks, such as diabetes. You also need to feed your hamster pear in the correct manner and be aware of the dangers of feeding too many sugary treats to your pet. Avoid pear products, such as pies and juices, as these are not meant for hamsters to eat.

Have you given your hamster pear before? How did it go? Let us know in the comments!

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