can hamsters eat raspberries

Can Hamsters Eat Raspberries?

Raspberries are known for their freshness and for being sold in fresh fruit markets as well as commercial processing into puree, juice, dried fruit, and quick frozen fruit. Traditionally they were known as a midsummer crop but with the rise of new technology, can now be grown and purchased all year round.

So can hamsters eat raspberries?

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

In particular, their acidic, water, sugar, fat, salt, calcium and phosphorus data is of importance as far as hamsters are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 220 kJ (53 kcal)
Carbohydrates
11.94 g
Sugars 4.42 g
Dietary fiber 6.5 g
Fat 0.65 g
Protein 1.2 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (3%) 0.032 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.038 mg
Niacin (B3) (4%) 0.598 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(7%) 0.329 mg
Vitamin B6 (4%) 0.055 mg
Folate (B9) (5%) 21 μg
Choline (3%) 12.3 mg
Vitamin C (32%) 26.2 mg
Vit E (6%) 0.87 mg
Vitamin K (7%) 7.8 μg
Minerals
Calcium (3%) 25 mg
Iron (5%) 0.69 mg
Magnesium (6%) 22 mg
Manganese (32%) 0.67 mg
Phosphorus (4%) 29 mg
Potassium (3%) 151 mg
Zinc (4%) 0.42 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see, raspberries contain a little phosphorus, calcium, quite a bit of acidic content and a lot of sugar.

So what does this mean for pet hamsters?

Syrian hamsters

Due to their acidic content and sugar they are not great for hamsters to eat on a regular basis and in large amounts . One or two small pieces that they can hold in their paws should suffice for them.

Chinese hamsters

Unfortunately, Raspberries are not good for Chinese hamsters due to their sugar content and so best avoided.

Roborovski’s

Robo’s can eat raspberriesd on an occasional basis, but feed them much less due to their size. One or two small pieces that they can hold in their paws comfortably will suffice but the pieces will much smaller.

Russian Campbell Dwarf’s

Raspberries are best avoided due to their sugar content as far as Russian’s are concerned.

Winter White Dwarf’s

As with Chinese and Russian’s, Winter White Dwarf’s are best not eating raspberries, due to their sugar content.

Other comments

Make sure that the raspberries have no additives in any way.

Make sure they are washed thoroughly before feeding them.