Can Hamsters Eat Prunes

Can Hamsters Eat Prunes

Yes, but only certain types of hamsters can eat prunes in moderation. Because of the high sugar and acidic content Syrian’s and Roborovksi hamsters can eat just a little bit of prunes. Winter white dwarf’s, Chinese, and Russian Campbell dwarf hamsters on the other hand cannot eat any prunes.

More Detailed Answer

Prunes are created by drying plums out. This fruit is very sweet and tasty and a lot of people enjoy eating them.

So can hamsters eat prunes?

In order to answer this question in more details we first need to look at the nutritional facts surrounding this fruit. In particular we should look at the sugar, acidic, phosphorus, salt, calcium, water and fat content.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 1,006 kJ (240 kcal)
63.88 g
Sugars 38.13 g
Dietary fiber 7.1 g
0.38 g
2.18 g
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin
(5%) 39 μg
(4%) 394 μg
148 μg
Thiamine (B1) (4%) 0.051 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (16%) 0.186 mg
Niacin (B3) (13%) 1.882 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (8%) 0.422 mg
Vitamin B6 (16%) 0.205 mg
Folate (B9) (1%) 4 μg
Choline (2%) 10.1 mg
Vitamin C (1%) 0.6 mg
Vitamin E (3%) 0.43 mg
Vitamin K (57%) 59.5 μg
Calcium (4%) 43 mg
Iron (7%) 0.93 mg
Magnesium (12%) 41 mg
Manganese (14%) 0.299 mg
Phosphorus (10%) 69 mg
Potassium (16%) 732 mg
Sodium (0%) 2 mg
Zinc (5%) 0.44 mg
Other constituents
Fluoride 4 µg

Source: Wikipedia

As mentioned above because of the high sugar and acidic content only Syrian’s and Roborovksi hamsters can eat a few bites of prunes on occasion. Moderation is key because this fruit contains a lot of sugar and anymore would make them sick.

As for the other types of hamsters they will need to avoid eating any prunes as they are prone to diabetes and therefore will get very sick from eating fruits with high sugar content.