can hamsters eat tangerines

Can Hamsters Eat Tangerines?

Tangerines are a small citrus fruit with a loose skin, especially one of a variety with deep orange-red skin.
So can hamsters eat tangerines?

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

In particular, their acidic, water, sugar, fat, salt and phosphorus content is of most interest as far as hamsters are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 223 kJ (53 kcal)
Carbohydrates
13.34 g
Sugars 10.58 g
Dietary fiber 1.8 g
Fat
0.31 g
Protein
0.81 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
(4%) 34 μg
(1%) 155 μg
Thiamine (B1) (5%) 0.058 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.036 mg
Niacin (B3) (3%) 0.376 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (4%) 0.216 mg
Vitamin B6 (6%) 0.078 mg
Folate (B9) (4%) 16 μg
Choline (2%) 10.2 mg
Vitamin C (32%) 26.7 mg
Vitamin E (1%) 0.2 mg
Minerals
Calcium (4%) 37 mg
Iron (1%) 0.15 mg
Magnesium (3%) 12 mg
Manganese (2%) 0.039 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 20 mg
Potassium (4%) 166 mg
Sodium (0%) 2 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.07 mg

source wikipedia

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

This means that tangerines are not good for hamsters to eat.

They are too acidic and sweet for hamsters to eat and should be avoided as a food for them.