Green apples are a big favorite for many as a fruit.
So can hamsters eat green apples?
Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.
In particular, their acidic, water, sugar, fat, salt, calcium and phosphorus content is of most interest as far as hamsters are concerned.
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 218 kJ (52 kcal)
Sugars 10.39 g
Dietary fiber 2.4 g
Thiamine (B1) (1%) 0.017 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%) 0.026 mg
Niacin (B3) (1%) 0.091 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (1%) 0.061 mg
Vitamin B6 (3%) 0.041 mg
Folate (B9) (1%) 3 μg
Vitamin C (6%) 4.6 mg
Calcium (1%) 6 mg
Iron (1%) 0.12 mg
Magnesium (1%) 5 mg
Phosphorus (2%) 11 mg
Potassium (2%) 107 mg
Zinc (0%) 0.04 mg
As you can see, green apples contain a hint of phosphorus, fat and calcium, a little acidic content, and a lot of sugar.
This means that Syrian and Roborovski hamsters can eat green apples in small amounts on an occasional basis. Don’t feed them too much though.
The skin is fine for them to eat, but avoid feeding them the core and the seeds or pips though.
However, Winter white dwarf, Chinese and Russian Campbell Dwarf hamsters cannot eat them due to the high sugar content in green apples. As they are prone to diabetes,