Homemade Hamster Treats Recipes

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Know what is a good time to make homemade hamster treats? During the holiday season, give your hamster a tasty gift by stuffing stockings with handmade hamster snacks that have been approved by a veterinarian. These handmade hamster snacks are brought to you by Butternut the hamster, the hero of the blog Breakfast with Butternut. They contain lots of healthy ingredients that hammies adore. So you have to make these treats.

The first is a humorous parody of the traditional Christmas dessert fruitcake. But the second of these homemade best hamster foods might end up becoming a go-to in your recipe collection for any occasion. So don’t get your hamster addicted.

homemade hamster treats
Fruit cake

Fruitcake with butternuts (homemade hamster treats)

Ingredients for homemade hamster treats:

  • Pumpkin,
  • sweet potato, or butternut squash chunks cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Plain, non-fat Greek yogurt, 1 1/2 pounds
  • a single handful of toasted rolled oats
  • 1 handful of small slices of unseasoned, unsalted walnuts
  • Pumpkin seeds, 1 handful, unseasoned and unsalted
  • finely chopped craisins
  • 1 tiny handful Papaya Snacks and then, 
  • Coconut oil, 1 teaspoon


  • baking pan
  • Nonstick mixing spoon and parchment paper
  • Spatula
  • Fork
  • Scooper

This recipe produces 8 fruitcakes

Serving size advised: 1 to 2 fruitcakes per hamster.

Preparation: one hour

Up to 40 minutes to bake.

1 hour 40 minutes in total



  1. Firstly, set the oven’s temperature to 400 degrees.
  2. In an oven-safe pan, bake the cubed butternut squash, sweet potatoes, or pumpkin for 30 to 45 minutes, or until tender. You can add a little water to make them soften if necessary.
  3. Then combine the yogurt with the toasted oats, walnuts, and craisins.
  4. Drain the extra water and mash the softened pumpkin, apple, and pear chunks.
  5. Combine the yogurt mixture with the mashed fruit by stirring everything together.
  6. Turn the oven’s temperature up to 350 degrees.
  7. Use coconut oil to grease the baking sheet.
  8. Use a small ice cream scooper to form the cake batter into tiny loaves or small balls, and then arrange them on the baking sheet about a 12-inch apart from one another.
  9. For about 15 minutes, bake the cakes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. But don’t burn them. So you have to keep checking on them. This is because hamsters also don’t like burned cake.
  10. Then turn the cakes over and continue baking for an additional 5 minutes, or until they are firm. (Depending on how well you dried the mashed fruits, the entire baking time may take up to 40 minutes; be sure to cook the cakes long enough until they are no longer mushy or sticky.)
  11. Then permit cakes to cool because they are the best hamster treats.
  12. Add toppings and papaya treats with unseasoned, toasted pumpkin seeds as a garnish.
  13. Add a small dollop of fat-free Greek yogurt to finish.


Banana treats made by Butternut (homemade hamster treats)

Ingredients for the best hamster treats:

  • a sixth of a banana
  • Plain, non-fat Greek yogurt, 1 1/2 oz.
  • a single handful of toasted rolled oats
  • 1 handful of chopped, roasted, unsalted, and unflavored pecans
  • 1 bunch of apple slices from Peter’s
  • 1 tiny handful of craisins or dried raspberries (optional)
  • Coconut oil, 1 teaspoon


Supplies for the best hamster treats:

  • baking pan
  • parchment paper that won’t stick.
  • mixing vessel
  • Spatula
  • blending spoon
  • 8 banana hamster treats per batch.


Serving Size: 12 to 1 treat per hamster is recommended.

15 minutes for preparation

Bake for ten minutes.

Time total: 25 minutes

homemade hamster treats
Hamster eating snacks

Instructions for the homemade hamster treats:

  1. Firstly, turn the oven’s temperature up to 350 degrees.
  2. Secondly, combine the banana, yogurt, toasted oats, and chopped roasted nuts in a medium bowl.
  3. Furthermore, add chopped apple slices to the mixture.
  4. Then use coconut oil to grease the baking sheet.
  5. Additionally, make them into little balls, then put them on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake the goodies for 10 minutes, or until firm.
  7. Lastly, allow the food to cool.
  8. Then add raisins on top.

A veterinarian examined these handmade hamster snacks. They’re meant to be a treat or a snack. Treats shouldn’t make up more than a modest portion of your pet’s daily diet. Consult your pet’s veterinarian before giving them these best hamster treats if they have any other health conditions or if you have any questions.

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