can hamsters eat tomatoes

Can Hamsters Eat Tomatoes?

Tomatoes are a glossy red, or occasionally yellow, pulpy edible fruit that is typically eaten as a vegetable or in salad.
So can hamsters eat tomatoes?

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 74 kJ (18 kcal)
Carbohydrates
3.9 g
Sugars 2.6 g
Dietary fiber 1.2 g
Fat
0.2 g
Protein
0.9 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(5%) 42 μg
(4%) 449 μg
123 μg
Thiamine (B1) (3%) 0.037 mg
Niacin (B3) (4%) 0.594 mg
Vitamin B6 (6%) 0.08 mg
Vitamin C (17%) 14 mg
Same Vitamin E (4%) 0.54 mg
Vitamin K (8%) 7.9 μg
Minerals
Magnesium (3%) 11 mg
Manganese (5%) 0.114 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 24 mg
Potassium (5%) 237 mg
Other constituents
Water 94.5 g
Lycopene 2573 µg

source wikipedia

As you can see, tomatoes contain a huge amount of water,  a hint of phosphorus, sugar and fat, and a little acidic content.

This means that unfortunately, tomatoes are not the best food for hamsters to eat. Their water content is too high for hamsters to eat and should be avoided.

If they nibble on one they should be okay, but they shouldn’t be intentionally fed to hamsters.