can hamsters eat jackfruit

Can Hamsters Eat Jackfruit?

The jackfruit,jakfruit, or sometimes simply jack or jakis is a species of tree in the mulberry and fig family (Moraceae).

Its fruit is a popular food item throughout the tropical regions of the world

So can hamsters eat jackfruit?

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

In particular, its 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 397 kJ (95 kcal)
Carbohydrates

Sugars 19.08 g
Dietary fibre 1.5 g
Fat
0.64 g
Protein
1.72 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(1%) 5 μg
(1%) 61 μg
157 μg
Thiamine (B1) (9%) 0.105 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (5%) 0.055 mg
Niacin (B3) (6%) 0.92 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (5%) 0.235 mg
Vitamin B6 (25%) 0.329 mg
Folate (B9) (6%) 24 μg
Vitamin C (17%) 13.8 mg
Vitamin E (2%) 0.34 mg
Minerals
Calcium (2%) 24 mg
Iron (2%) 0.23 mg
Magnesium (8%) 29 mg
Manganese (2%) 0.043 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 21 mg
Potassium (10%) 448 mg
Sodium (0%) 2 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.13 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see, jackfruit contains a hint of salt and fat, a little phosphorus and calcium, a lot of acidic content and sugar

This means that Syrian’s and Roborovski hamsters can eat it in small amounts on an occasional basis.

However, Winter White dwarf’s, Chinese, and Russian Campbell dwarf hamsters cannot eat jackfruit due to the high amount of sugar content that it has. As they are prone to diabetes, eating jackfruit may make them sick.