can hamsters eat currants

Can Hamsters Eat Currants?

So can hamsters eat currants?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 1,184 kJ (283 kcal)
Carbohydrates
74.08 g
Sugars 67.28 g
Dietary fiber 6.8 g
Fat
0.27 g
Protein
4.08 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (14%) 0.16 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (12%) 0.142 mg
Niacin (B3) (11%) 1.615 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(1%) 0.045 mg
Vitamin B6 (23%) 0.296 mg
Folate (B9) (3%) 10 μg
Choline (2%) 10.6 mg
Vitamin C (6%) 4.7 mg
Vit E (1%) 0.11 mg
Vitamin K (3%) 3.3 μg
Minerals
Calcium (9%) 86 mg
Iron (25%) 3.26 mg
Magnesium (12%) 41 mg
Manganese (22%) 0.469 mg
Phosphorus (18%) 125 mg
Potassium (19%) 892 mg
Sodium (1%) 8 mg
Zinc (7%) 0.66 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see, currants contain a lot of phosphorus, quite a lot of calcium and acidic content, and a lot of sugar content.

This means that Syrians and Roborovski hamsters can eat one or two at a time. But other dwarf hamsters cannot eat them due to their sugar content.