can hamsters eat honey

Can Hamsters Eat Honey?

Honey is a sweet food that is made by bees using nectar from flowers.

The variety made by honey bees is the one that is most commonly referred to and sold in supermarkets as a food.

So can hamsters eat honey?

Let’s take a look at its nutritional data and see if it is any good for hamsters to eat.

In particular, we are interested in its water, acidic, fat, sugar, salt, phosphorus, and calcium content as far hamsters are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 1,272 kJ (304 kcal)
Carbohydrates
82.4 g
Sugars 82.12 g
Dietary fiber 0.2 g
Fat
0 g
Protein
0.3 g
Vitamins
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.038 mg
Niacin (B3) (1%) 0.121 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(1%) 0.068 mg
Vitamin B6 (2%) 0.024 mg
Folate (B9) (1%) 2 μg
Vitamin C (1%) 0.5 mg
Minerals
Calcium (1%) 6 mg
Iron (3%) 0.42 mg
Magnesium (1%) 2 mg
Phosphorus (1%) 4 mg
Potassium (1%) 52 mg
Sodium (0%) 4 mg
Zinc (2%) 0.22 mg
Other constituents
Water 17.10 g

source wikipedia

As you can see, honey contains a huge amount of sugar plus a hint of calcium, phosphorus, and sodium content.

This means that hamsters cannot eat honey at all. It is far too sweet for them to eat and will make them sick if they eat it.

A food to avoid feeding hamsters.