hamster foods

Can Hamsters Eat Blueberries?

Blueberries are a popular fruit that are eaten on their own or as part of a culinary dessert.

They are known for their distinctive flavor and blue skin colour.

So can hamsters eat blueberries at all?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 240 kJ (57 kcal)
Carbohydrates
14.49 g
Sugars 9.96 g
Dietary fiber 2.4 g
Fat
0.33 g
Protein
0.74 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(0%) 32 μg
80 μg
Vitamin A 54 IU
Thiamine (B1) (3%) 0.037 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.041 mg
Niacin (B3) (3%) 0.418 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(2%) 0.124 mg
Vitamin B6 (4%) 0.052 mg
Folate (B9) (2%) 6 μg
Vitamin C (12%) 9.7 mg
Vit E (4%) 0.57 mg
Vitamin K (18%) 19.3 μg
Minerals
Calcium (1%) 6 mg
Iron (2%) 0.28 mg
Magnesium (2%) 6 mg
Manganese (16%) 0.336 mg
Phosphorus (2%) 12 mg
Potassium (2%) 77 mg
Sodium (0%) 1 mg
Zinc (2%) 0.165 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see, blueberries contain a hint of salt and fat, calcium, quite a bit of acidic content, a lot of sugar.

Syrian and Roborovski hamsters

This means that Syrian’s and Roborovski hamsters can eat blueberries a few at a time on an occasional basis.

This is because of their acidic and sugar content as they just cant have too much of it in foods.

As a result, only a few blueberries at a time is recommended to be fed to them.

Chinese, Winter white dwarf and Russian campbell dwarf hamsters

But due to their sugar content, they are not good for Chinese, Winter white dwarf’s and Russian Campbell dwarf hamsters.

This is because these species are prone to diabetes and will get sick if they eat them.