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Are Succulents Safe For Hamsters?

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I’ve spent countless hours trying to find out if succulents are safe for hamsters. There seems to be a lot of confusion surrounding which are safe, this is mainly down to there being little research into the fact.

So, are succulents safe for hamsters? The truth is, nobody truly knows whether all succulents are safe as there are so many different types, but there are some plants that are known to be safe for hamsters.

Ideally you shouldn’t put anything in your hamsters cage that you’re not 100% sure is safe for them.

Another thing to factor in, do they really like the plant? What’s pleasing for us, might not be so pleasing for them so whenever you’re adding something new to their home make sure you monitor them closely to see how they react.

Which Plants Are Harmful For Hamsters?

There’s many plants that are known to be harmful for your furry friend, after doing some research I’ve managed to compile a list of which ones you should definitely avoid putting near your hamster.

Harmful Plants
Here’s a list of plants that are KNOWN to be HARMFUL to your hamster, DO NOT put any from this list in their cage.

  • Amaryllis
  • Avocado
  • Azaleas
  • Autumn Crocuses
  • Buttercups
  • Cacti
  • Christmas Rose
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Clematis
  • Cornflower
  • Cyclamen
  • Common Privet
  • Easter Lily
  • Daffodil
  • Eggplant
  • Elderberry
  • English Ivy
  • Ferns
  • Foxgloves
  • Holly
  • Honeysuckle
  • Hyacinth
  • Hydrangea
  • Irises
  • Laurels
  • Lilies
  • Marigold
  • Mistletoe
  • Nightshades
  • Peonies
  • Philodendrons
  • Poinciana
  • Poison Ivy
  • Poppies
  • Potatoes
  • Rhododendrons
  • Rhubarb
  • Rubber Plants
  • Sweet Pea Plants
  • Tomatoes
  • Tulips
  • Wisteria Yews
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Which Plants Are Safe For My Hamster?

Luckily, there’s already a video out there that gives you plenty of options to choose from when it comes to safe plants for your hamster cage, check it out below.