Skittles is a brand of fruit-flavoured sweets, currently produced and marketed by the Wrigley Company, a division of Mars, Inc..
They have hard sugar shells which carry the letter S and as a result signifies their name.
The inside is mainly sugar, corn syrup, and hydrogenated palm kernel oil along with fruit juice, citric acid, and natural and artificial flavors.
The confectionery has been sold in a variety of flavor collections, such as Tropical and Wild Berry.
So can hamsters eat skittles?
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 1,680 kJ (400 kcal)
Sugars 75.6 g
Dietary fibre 0 g
Saturated 3.9 g
Trans 0 g
Vitamin A equiv. (0%) 0 μg
Vitamin C (0%) 0 mg
Calcium (0%) 0 mg
Iron (0%) 0 mg
Sodium (1%) 15.1 mg
As you can see, skittles contain a huge amount of sugar and quite a bit of fat.
This means that hamsters cannot eat skittles due to the amount of sugar that they contain and may make them sick.
Skittles are best avoided due to their content.
There are much better foods for them to eat and will enjoy much more.