Can Hamsters Eat Oranges

Can Hamsters Eat Oranges

Oranges are an extremely popular fruit around the world. They are often eaten as a snack and can be turned into juice as well.

So can hamsters eat oranges?

No, hamsters cannot eat oranges as they contain too much water and sugar content. There are also very acidic which makes this fruit bad for their health.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 197 kJ (47 kcal)
Carbohydrates
11.75 g
Sugars 9.35 g
Dietary fiber 2.4 g
Fat 0.12 g
Protein 0.94 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv. (1%) 11 μg
Thiamine (B1) (8%) 0.087 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.04 mg
Niacin (B3) (2%) 0.282 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(5%) 0.25 mg
Vitamin B6 (5%) 0.06 mg
Folate (B9) (8%) 30 μg
Choline (2%) 8.4 mg
Vitamin C (64%) 53.2 mg
Vitamin E (1%) 0.18 mg
Minerals
Calcium (4%) 40 mg
Iron (1%) 0.1 mg
Magnesium (3%) 10 mg
Manganese (1%) 0.025 mg
Phosphorus (2%) 14 mg
Potassium (4%) 181 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.07 mg
Other constituents
Water 86.75 g

Source: Wikipedia

This information above confirms why hamsters should not be eating oranges as part of their diet.

The water content will make them sick along with the sugar and acidic content.

This fruit is definitely far too sweet for hamsters especially the dwarf hamster.

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