can hamsters eat orange peppers

Can Hamsters Eat Orange Peppers?

Orange peppers are a type of bell pepper in the mid-range of maturity.

Other types of bell peppers are green, purple, white, yellow and red and all the same species picked at different stages of maturity.

So can hamsters eat orange peppers?

Let’s take a look in depth at their nutritional data and find out more about them.

In particular, we are interested in their acidic, water, sugar, fat, calcium, salt and phosphorus content is of most importance as far as hamsters are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 84 kJ (20 kcal)
Carbohydrates
4.64 g
Sugars 2.4 g
Dietary fiber 1.8 g
Fat 0.17 g
Protein 0.86 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(2%) 18 μg
(2%) 208 μg
341 μg
Thiamine (B1) (5%) 0.057 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%) 0.028 mg
Niacin (B3) (3%) 0.48 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(2%) 0.099 mg
Vitamin B6 (17%) 0.224 mg
Folate (B9) (3%) 10 μg
Vitamin C (97%) 80.4 mg
Vit E (2%) 0.37 mg
Vitamin K (7%) 7.4 μg
Minerals
Calcium (1%) 10 mg
Iron (3%) 0.34 mg
Magnesium (3%) 10 mg
Manganese (6%) 0.122 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 20 mg
Potassium (4%) 175 mg
Sodium (0%) 3 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.13 mg
Other constituents
Fluoride 2 µg

source wikipedia

As you can see orange peppers contain a hint of salt and calcium, a little phosphorus, quite a bit of sugar and acidic content.

This means that Syrian’s and Roborovski’s can eat them without a problem. But only feed them on an occasional basis due to its sugar and acidic content.

However, Winter white dwarf’s, Russian Campbell dwarf’s and Chinese hamsters can’t eat bell peppers due to its sugar content as they are prone to diabetes.