can hamsters eat eggplant

Can Hamsters Eat Eggplant?

Eggplant is also known as an ‘aubergine’ and is a common vegetable eaten in various countries around the world.

So can hamsters eat eggplant at all?

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 eggplant contains a little phosphorus, a hint of calcium and fat, quite a bit of acidic content and sugar.

This means that some hamsters can eat it, but some can’t.

Syrian’s and Roborovski’s

This means that eggplant can be eaten by Syrian’s and Roborovski hamsters on an occasional basis.

One or two small pieces that they can hold in their paws should suffice.

Chinese, Winter white dwarf’s and Russian Campbell dwarf hamsters

However, it is best to be kept away from Chinese, Winter white dwarf’s and Russian Campbell dwarf hamsters as its sugar content is a little high for them.

This may sound over cautious but it is better to be safe than sorry as far as these guys are concerned as they are prone to diabetes.