can hamsters eat oranges

Can Hamsters Eat Oranges?

Oranges are a favorite fruit of many around the world. They are popularly eaten as a snack food and are found in many different culinary dishes around the world.

So can hamsters eat oranges?

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 most interest as far as hamsters are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 197 kJ (47 kcal)
11.75 g
Sugars 9.35 g
Dietary fiber 2.4 g
Fat 0.12 g
Protein 0.94 g
Vitamin A equiv. (1%) 11 μg
Thiamine (B1) (8%) 0.087 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.04 mg
Niacin (B3) (2%) 0.282 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(5%) 0.25 mg
Vitamin B6 (5%) 0.06 mg
Folate (B9) (8%) 30 μg
Choline (2%) 8.4 mg
Vitamin C (64%) 53.2 mg
Vitamin E (1%) 0.18 mg
Calcium (4%) 40 mg
Iron (1%) 0.1 mg
Magnesium (3%) 10 mg
Manganese (1%) 0.025 mg
Phosphorus (2%) 14 mg
Potassium (4%) 181 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.07 mg
Other constituents
Water 86.75 g

source wikipedia

As you can see, oranges contain a lot of water content and sugar, a hint of phosphorus and fat, and quite a lot of acidic content.

This means that oranges are not a good food for hamsters to eat. They are too acidic for them to eat and should be avoided as a food for them. They are also too sweet for most dwarf hamsters as well.