can hamsters eat fruit loops

Can Hamsters Eat Fruit Loops?

Froot Loops is a brand of sweetened, fruit-flavored breakfast cereal produced by Kellogg’s and sold in many countries.

However, there is no actual fruit in Froot Loops, they are only one flavor

So can hamsters eat fruit loops?

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 as hamsters are concerned.

Nutritional value per 1 cup (30 grams)
Energy 462 kJ (110 kcal)
25 (8%)
Sugars 12 g (41%)
Dietary fiber 3 g (11%)
Fat 1 g (2%)
Saturated 0.5 g (2%)
Protein 1 g (2%)
Iron (24%) 3.1 mg
Other constituents
Calories from fat 42 kJ (10 kcal)
Cholesterol 0 mg (0%)

source wikipedia

As you can see fruit loops contain a lot of sugar and a hint of fat.

This means that they are not so good for hamsters to eat.

Syrian’s and Roborovski hamsters can eat one or two of them, as they are not prone to diabetes like other dwarf hamsters and can handle foods with high sugar content in them.

Plain cereal like cheerios for example, are much better for them though than cereals with added sugars and flavorings.