can hamsters eat kiwi

Can Hamsters Eat Kiwi?

Kiwi is a popular fruit that is eaten in many different countries around the world.

It has a fibrous, dull greenish-brown skin and bright green or golden flesh with rows of tiny, black, edible seeds.

So can hamsters eat kiwi?

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

In particular, its acidic, water, sugar, fat, salt, phosphorus, and calcium content is of most interest as far as hamsters are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 255 kJ (61 kcal)
Carbohydrates
14.66 g
Sugars 8.99 g
Dietary fiber 3 g
Fat
0.52 g
Protein
1.14 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin
122 μg
Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.027 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%) 0.025 mg
Niacin (B3) (2%) 0.341 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (4%) 0.183 mg
Vitamin B6 (5%) 0.063 mg
Folate (B9) (6%) 25 μg
Choline (2%) 7.8 mg
Vitamin C (112%) 92.7 mg
Vit E (10%) 1.46 mg
Vitamin K (38%) 40.3 μg
Minerals
Calcium (3%) 34 mg
Iron (2%) 0.31 mg
Magnesium (5%) 17 mg
Manganese (5%) 0.098 mg
Phosphorus (5%) 34 mg
Potassium (7%) 312 mg
Sodium (0%) 3 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.14 mg

source wikipedia

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

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

However, Chinese, winter white dwarf’s and russian campbell dwarf hamsters cannot eat it because of the high amount of sugar it contains. Because they are diabetes prone, it may make them sick.