Can Hamsters Eat Peaches

Can Hamsters Eat Peaches

Yes and no. Only certain species of hamsters can eat peaches because of the sugar content. Roborovski dwarf and Syrian hamsters can eat peaches in very small amounts on rare occasions and Winter white dwarf’s, Chinese, and Russian Campbell dwarf hamsters cannot eat peaches at all.

Can I Feed Hamsters Peaches?

To take a more detailed look at this answer we need to know what types of ingredients we have to look out for when it comes to your hamsters health and diet.

In particular you should be looking for the: water, fat, salt, sugar, acidic, calcium and phosphorus content.

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
Vit 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

As you can see from the information above that peaches do contain a lot of sugar.

This is the reason only certain species of hamsters can eat peaches. Some types of hamsters are prone to diabetes and therefore sugary foods should be avoided at all costs.

Therefore:

  • Roborovski Dwarf Hamsters = yes, in moderation as a rare treat
  • Syrian Hamsters = yes, in moderation as a rare treat
  • Winter White Dwarf Hamsters = no, not at all
  • Chinese Hamsters = no
  • Campbell Dwarf Hamsters = no

Can Hamsters Eat Peach Pits?

No! A hamsters cannot eat a peach pit at all because it is extremely hard and a choking hazard for hamsters. Therefore make sure to remove the pit before giving the peaches to the types of hamsters that can eat this fruit.

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