can hamsters eat asian pears

Can Hamsters Eat Asian Pears?

Asian pears are the crisp apple-shaped fruit of a tree that is native to Japan and China and cultivated in Australia and New Zealand.

So can hamsters eat asian pears?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 176 kJ (42 kcal)
10.65 g
Sugars 7.05 g
Dietary fiber 3.6 g
0.23 g
0.5 g
Thiamine (B1) (1%) 0.009 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (1%) 0.01 mg
Niacin (B3) (1%) 0.219 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(1%) 0.07 mg
Vitamin B6 (2%) 0.022 mg
Folate (B9) (2%) 8 μg
Choline (1%) 5.1 mg
Vitamin C (5%) 3.8 mg
Vit E (1%) 0.12 mg
Vitamin K (4%) 4.5 μg
Calcium (0%) 4 mg
Magnesium (2%) 8 mg
Manganese (3%) 0.06 mg
Phosphorus (2%) 11 mg
Potassium (3%) 121 mg
Sodium (0%) 0 mg

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As you can see asian pears contain a hint of phosphorus, calcium, and a little acidic content however they contain quite a lot of sugar.

This means that Syrian’s and Roborovski hamsters can eat it in small amounts on an occasional basis. But other Winter white dwarf’s, Russian Campbell dwarf’s and Chinese hamsters cannot eat them as they contain too much sugar in them for them to handle. Because of they are prone to diabetes, eating asian pears may harm them, so do avoid feeding them.