can hamsters eat kumquats

Can Hamsters Eat Kumquats?

Kumquats are an edible fruit closely resembles that of the orange, but it is much smaller, being approximately the size and shape of a large olive.

Kumquat is a fairly cold hardy citrus.

So can hamsters eat kumquats?

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 particular interest as far as hamsters are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 296 kJ (71 kcal)
Carbohydrates
15.9 g
Sugars 9.36 g
Dietary fiber 6.5 g
Fat
0.86 g
Protein
1.88 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin
(2%) 15 μg
129 μg
Thiamine (B1) (3%) 0.037 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (8%) 0.09 mg
Niacin (B3) (3%) 0.429 mg
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(4%) 0.208 mg
Vitamin B6 (3%) 0.036 mg
Folate (B9) (4%) 17 μg
Choline (2%) 8.4 mg
Vitamin C (53%) 43.9 mg
Vitamin E (1%) 0.15 mg
Minerals
Calcium (6%) 62 mg
Iron (7%) 0.86 mg
Magnesium (6%) 20 mg
Manganese (6%) 0.135 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 19 mg
Potassium (4%) 186 mg
Sodium (1%) 10 mg
Zinc (2%

source wikipedia

As you can see, kumquats contain a hint of salt and salt, a little phosphorus, quite a bit of calcium and acidic content, but a lot of sugar

This means that Syrian and Roborovski hamsters can have them in small amounts on an occasional basis. However, Chinese, Winter white dwarf, and Russian Campbell dwarf hamsters should not eat them due to their high sugar content as these species are prone to diabetes.