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)
Sugars 9.96 g
Dietary fiber 2.4 g
Vitamin A equiv.
(0%) 32 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
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
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.