can hamsters eat watermelon

Can Hamsters Eat Watermelon?

The large melonlike fruit of a plant of the gourd family, with smooth green skin, red pulp, and watery juice.

So can hamsters eat watermelon?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 127 kJ (30 kcal)
Carbohydrates
7.55 g
Sugars 6.2 g
Dietary fiber 0.4 g
Fat
0.15 g
Protein
0.61 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
(4%) 28 μg
(3%) 303 μg
Thiamine (B1) (3%) 0.033 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%) 0.021 mg
Niacin (B3) (1%) 0.178 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (4%) 0.221 mg
Vitamin B6 (3%) 0.045 mg
Choline (1%) 4.1 mg
Vitamin C (10%) 8.1 mg
Minerals
Calcium (1%) 7 mg
Iron (2%) 0.24 mg
Magnesium (3%) 10 mg
Manganese (2%) 0.038 mg
Phosphorus (2%) 11 mg
Potassium (2%) 112 mg
Sodium (0%) 1 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.1 mg
Other constituents
Water 91.45 g
Lycopene 4532 µg

source wikipedia

As you can see, watermelon contains a huge amount of water, a hint of salt and calcium, a little phosphorus and acidic content and quite a lot of sugar.

This means that unfortunately watermelon is not a good food for hamsters to eat due to its huge amount of water content.

Its a food to avoid feeding them.