can hamsters eat cashews

Can Hamsters Eat Cashews?

Cashews are a popular nut that are eaten around in the world in many different culinary situations.

They are a popular snack that is eaten either on their own, or with different flavorings added to them.

So can hamsters eat cashews?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 553 kcal (2,310 kJ)
Carbohydrates
30.19 g
Starch 0.74 g
Sugars
lactose
5.91 g
0.00 g
Dietary fiber 3.3 g
Fat
43.85 g
Saturated 7.783 g
Monounsaturated 23.797 g
Polyunsaturated 7.845 g
Protein
18.22 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A 0 IU
Thiamine (B1) (37%) 0.423 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (5%) 0.058 mg
Niacin (B3) (7%) 1.062 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(17%) 0.86 mg
Vitamin B6 (32%) 0.417 mg
Folate (B9) (6%) 25 μg
Vitamin B12 (0%) 0 μg
Vitamin C (1%) 0.5 mg
Vit D (0%) 0 μg
Vitamin E (6%) 0.90 mg
Vitamin K (32%) 34.1 μg
Minerals
Calcium (4%) 37 mg
Iron (51%) 6.68 mg
Magnesium (82%) 292 mg
Manganese (79%) 1.66 mg
Phosphorus (85%) 593 mg
Potassium (14%) 660 mg
Sodium (1%) 12 mg
Zinc (61%) 5.78 mg
Other constituents
Water 5.20 g

source wikipedia

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

Syrian’s and Roborovski hamsters

This means that Syrian and Roborovski hamsters can eat cashews.

Just one or two on an occasional basis would suffice for them.

They can’t have too many though due to their fat and acidic content. Too many will make them sick.

Just make sure that they don’t have any flavorings or salt added to them.

Winter white dwarf, Chinese and Russian Campbell dwarf hamsters

However, Winter white dwarf’s, Chinese, and Russian Campbell dwarf hamsters cannot eat cashews.

They have too much sugar content in them, and as these species of hamster are prone to diabetes, cashews will harm them if eaten.