Can Hamsters Chew Popsicle Sticks? Hamsters should not chew on Popsicle sticks because they splinter. Broken Popsicle sticks are dangerous for hamsters. If they ingest the sharp splinters, it can cause them gastrointestinal problems.
Can hamsters chew sticks? Unlike humans, the teeth of a hamster grow continually, much like human fingernails. In the wild, hamsters are able to keep their teeth at the proper length through their food, and by chewing on sticks. You can make your own chew sticks for your hamster at home in order to keep your hamster healthy and happy.
What kind of sticks can hamsters chew on? Provide hamster chew sticks that are made of apple or pear wood. Avoid woods that contain oils that can cause respiratory upset in hamsters, such as cedar. Also avoid toys that are made in China.