can hamsters eat aubergine

Can Hamsters Eat Aubergine?

Aubergine is also called Eggplant and is a species of nightshade grown for its edible fruit.

The fruit is widely used in cooking.

So can hamsters eat aubergine?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 104 kJ (25 kcal)
Carbohydrates
5.88 g
Sugars 3.53 g
Dietary fiber 3 g
Fat
0.18 g
Protein
0.98 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (3%) 0.039 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.037 mg
Niacin (B3) (4%) 0.649 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(6%) 0.281 mg
Vitamin B6 (6%) 0.084 mg
Folate (B9) (6%) 22 μg
Vitamin C (3%) 2.2 mg
Vit E (2%) 0.3 mg
Vitamin K (3%) 3.5 μg
Minerals
Calcium (1%) 9 mg
Iron (2%) 0.23 mg
Magnesium (4%) 14 mg
Manganese (11%) 0.232 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 24 mg
Potassium (5%) 229 mg
Zinc (2%) 0.16 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see, Aubergines contain a little phosphorus, a hint of calcium and fat, quite a lot of acidic content, and a little sugar.

Syrian and Roborovski hamsters

This means that Syrian’s and Roborovski hamsters can eat it in small amounts on an occasional basis.

Chinese, Winter white dwarf, and Russian Campbell dwarf hamsters

However, Chinese, Winter white dwarf, and Russian Campbell dwarf hamsters cannot eat it because of its sugar content.

As they are prone to diabetes they will get sick if they eat it.