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can hamsters eat pepperoni

Can Hamsters Eat Pepperoni?

Pepperoni, also known as pepperoni sausage, is an American variety of salami, usually made from cured pork and beef mixed together.

Pepperoni is characteristically soft, slightly smoky, and bright red in color.

Thinly sliced pepperoni is a popular pizza topping in American-style pizzerias and is used as filling in the West Virginia pepperoni roll.

It is also used to make some varieties of submarine sandwiches.

So can hamsters eat pepperoni?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.

In particular, their acidic, water, sugar, fat, salt, calcium, and phosphorus content is of most importance as far as hamsters are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 1,940 kJ (460 kcal)
Carbohydrates
4 g
Fat
40.2 g
Protein
20.35 g
Units

source wikipedia

As you can see pepperoni contains a lot of fat content. This means that it is fine for them to nibble on but it isn’t a food that they should eat regularly due its high fat content.

can hamsters eat philadelphia

Can Hamsters Eat Philadelphia?

Philadelphia is a cream cheese is often spread on bread, bagels, crackers, etc., and used as a dip for potato chips and similar snack items, and in salads.

It can be mixed with other ingredients to make spreads, such as yogurt-cream spread (1.25 parts cream cheese, 1 part yogurt, whipped).

It can be used for many purposes in sweet and savoury cookery, and is in the same family of ingredients as other milk products, such as cream, milk, butter, and yogurt.

It can be used in cooking to make cheesecake and to thicken sauces and make them creamy. (source)

So can hamsters eat philadelphia?

No they can’t unfortunately. It will make them sick.

can hamsters eat physalis

Can Hamsters Eat Physalis?

Physalis is a genus of flowering plants in the nightshade family (Solanaceae), which grow in warm temperate and subtropical regions of the world.

Most of the species, of which there may be 75-90, are indigenous to the New World. Cultivated species and weedy annuals have been introduced worldwide.

A notable feature is the formation of a large papery husk derived from the calyx, which partly or fully encloses the fruit.

The fruit is small and orange, similar in size, shape and structure to a small tomato. (source)

So can hamsters eat physalis?

They can’t unfortunately, they are too acidic for hamsters to eat.

can hamsters eat pineapple

Can Hamsters Eat Pineapple?

Pineapple is a large juicy tropical fruit consisting of aromatic edible yellow flesh surrounded by a tough segmented skin and topped with a tuft of stiff leaves.

It is a very popular fruit eaten in many different ways around the world.

So can hamsters eat pineapple?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.

In particular, their acidic, water, sugar, fat, salt, calcium and phosphorus content is of most interest as far as hamsters are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 209 kJ (50 kcal)
Carbohydrates
13.12 g
Sugars 9.85 g
Dietary fiber 1.4 g
Fat
0.12 g
Protein
0.54 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (7%) 0.079 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.032 mg
Niacin (B3) (3%) 0.5 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (4%) 0.213 mg
Vitamin B6 (9%) 0.112 mg
Folate (B9) (5%) 18 μg
Choline (1%) 5.5 mg
Vitamin C (58%) 47.8 mg
Minerals
Calcium (1%) 13 mg
Iron (2%) 0.29 mg
Magnesium (3%) 12 mg
Manganese (44%) 0.927 mg
Phosphorus (1%) 8 mg
Potassium (2%) 109 mg
Sodium (0%) 1 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.12 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see, pineapple contains a hint of salt, phosphorus, a lot of sugar, and quite a lot of acidic content.

This means that Syrian’s and Roborovski hamsters can eat pineapple in small amounts on an occasional basis. Do be careful not to give them too much though as it may make them sick.

However, due to its high sugar content, Winter white dwarf, Russian Campbell dwarf and Chinese hamsters cannot eat pineapple as they are prone to diabetes.

can hamsters eat pistachios

Can Hamsters Eat Pistachios

Pistachios are the edible pale green seed of an Asian tree of the same name. They are a favorite nut of many and are used in many different culinary situations as well.

So can hamsters eat pistachios?

Let’s take a look and find out more.

In particular, their acidic, water, sugar, fat, salt, calcium, and phosphorus content is of particular interest as far as hamsters are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 2,351 kJ (562 kcal)
Carbohydrates
27.51 g
Sugars 7.66 g
Dietary fiber 10.3 g
Fat
45.39 g
Saturated 5.556 g
Monounsaturated 23.820 g
Polyunsaturated 13.744 g
Protein
20.27 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin
1205 μg
Thiamine (B1) (76%) 0.87 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (13%) 0.160 mg
Niacin (B3) (9%) 1.300 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (10%) 0.52 mg
Vitamin B6 (131%) 1.700 mg
Folate (B9) (13%) 51 μg
Vitamin B12 (0%) 0 μg
Vitamin C (7%) 5.6 mg
Vitamin D (0%) 0 μg
Vitamin E (15%) 2.3 mg
Minerals
Calcium (11%) 105 mg
Iron (30%) 3.92 mg
Magnesium (34%) 121 mg
Manganese (57%) 1.2 mg
Phosphorus (70%) 490 mg
Potassium (22%) 1025 mg
Zinc (23%) 2.2 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see, pistachios contain a lot of phosphorus, calcium, acidic content and sugar

This means that Syrian and Roborovski hamsters can eat one or two of them on an occasional basis.

However, Winter white dwarf’s, Chinese and Russian Campbell dwarf hamsters cannot eat them due to the amount of sugar that they contain. As these hamsters are prone to diabetes, they will make them sick if they eat them. So pistachios are a food to avoided as far as they are concerned.

 

can hamsters eat pizza

Can Hamsters Eat Pizza?

Pizza is a flatbread generally topped with tomato sauce and cheese and baked in an oven.

Pizza is sold fresh or frozen, either whole or in portions, and is a common fast food item in North America and the United Kingdom.

It is commonly topped with a selection of meats, vegetables and condiments.

Various types of ovens are used to cook them and many varieties exist.

Several similar dishes are prepared from ingredients commonly used in pizza preparation, such as calzone and stromboli. (source)

So can hamsters eat pizza?

They can have a nibble of it but it isn’t a food that should be fed a lot to hamsters.

can hamsters eat pickles

Can Hamsters Eat Pickles?

A pickled cucumber (commonly known as a pickle in the United States and Canada or generically as gherkins in the United Kingdom and Ireland) is a cucumber that has been pickled in a brine, vinegar, or other solution and left to ferment for a period of time, by either immersing the cucumbers in an acidic solution or through souring by lacto-fermentation. (source)

There are different types of pickle which are;

  • Gherkins
  • Cornichon
  • Brined pickles
  • Kosher dill (US)
  • Polish
  • Hungarian
  • Lime
  • Bread and butter
  • Kool-Aid pickles

So can hamsters eat pickles?

No they can’t unfortunately. They are too acidic for hamsters to eat.

can hamsters eat pine cones

Can Hamsters Eat Pine Cones?

A cone (in formal botanical usage: strobilus, plural strobili) is an organ on plants in the division Pinophyta (conifers) that contains the reproductive structures. The familiar woody cone is the female cone, which produces seeds. The male cones, which produce pollen, are usually herbaceous and much less conspicuous even at full maturity. The name “cone” derives from the fact that the shape in some species resembles a geometric cone. The individual plates of a cone are known as scales. (source)

So can hamsters eat pine cones?

Pine cones which have been brought in from outside aren’t the best for them as they may contain bacteria which may be harmful for hamsters.