can hamsters eat pineapple

Can Hamsters Eat Pineapple?

Pineapple is a large juicy tropical fruit consisting of aromatic edible yellow flesh surrounded by a tough segmented skin and topped with a tuft of stiff leaves.

It is a very popular fruit eaten in many different ways around the world.

So can hamsters eat pineapple?

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 209 kJ (50 kcal)
13.12 g
Sugars 9.85 g
Dietary fiber 1.4 g
0.12 g
0.54 g
Thiamine (B1) (7%) 0.079 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.032 mg
Niacin (B3) (3%) 0.5 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (4%) 0.213 mg
Vitamin B6 (9%) 0.112 mg
Folate (B9) (5%) 18 μg
Choline (1%) 5.5 mg
Vitamin C (58%) 47.8 mg
Calcium (1%) 13 mg
Iron (2%) 0.29 mg
Magnesium (3%) 12 mg
Manganese (44%) 0.927 mg
Phosphorus (1%) 8 mg
Potassium (2%) 109 mg
Sodium (0%) 1 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.12 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see, pineapple contains a hint of salt, phosphorus, a lot of sugar, and quite a lot of acidic content.

This means that Syrian’s and Roborovski hamsters can eat pineapple in small amounts on an occasional basis. Do be careful not to give them too much though as it may make them sick.

However, due to its high sugar content, Winter white dwarf, Russian Campbell dwarf and Chinese hamsters cannot eat pineapple as they are prone to diabetes.