Can Hamsters Eat Nectarines

Can Hamsters Eat Nectarines

Yes – but only in small amounts for Syrian and Roborovski hamsters. Russian Campbell dwarf, Winter white dwarf’s and Chinese hamsters cannot eat nectarines at all as this fruit is far too sweet for them and they are prone to diabetes.

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Nectarines are a sweet fruit with a pit in the middle.

Some important things to consider when it comes to a hamsters diet is the fat, water, salt, sugar, acidic and phosphorus content.

Here are the nutritional values of nectarines:

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 165 kJ (39 kcal)
Carbohydrates
9.54 g
Sugars 8.39 g
Dietary fiber 1.5 g
Fat
0.25 g
Protein
0.91 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
(2%) 16 μg
(2%) 162 μg
Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.024 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.031 mg
Niacin (B3) (5%) 0.806 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(3%) 0.153 mg
Vitamin B6 (2%) 0.025 mg
Folate (B9) (1%) 4 μg
Choline (1%) 6.1 mg
Vitamin C (8%) 6.6 mg
Vitamin E (5%) 0.73 mg
Vitamin K (2%) 2.6 μg
Minerals
Calcium (1%) 6 mg
Iron (2%) 0.25 mg
Magnesium (3%) 9 mg
Manganese (3%) 0.061 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 20 mg
Potassium (4%) 190 mg
Sodium (0%) 0 mg
Zinc (2%) 0.17 mg
Other constituents
Fluoride 4 µg

Source: Wikipedia

As you can see from the information above nectarines contain a lot of sugar and acidic content.

And therefore as mentioned above only Roborvski and Syrian hamsters can eat a little bit of this fruit and the other types of hamsters have to avoid nectarines as they are prone to diabetes.

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