Peaches are a popular fruit that is grown in warm climates and eaten all around the world.
They are sold individually and eaten as fruit as well as often used as a flavoring.
So can hamsters eat peaches?
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 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
- 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
- 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, peaches contain a little phosphorus, acidic content, but a lot of sugar.
This means that some species of hamster can eat peach but others can’t.
Syrian’s and Roborovski dwarf hamsters
These guys can eat peaches in small amounts in moderation. The high sugar content means that they can’t eat it often but a few small pieces that they can hold in their paws won’t harm them.
Just make sure the pit is stripped away.
They can’t eat canned peaches or any peaches that have additives.
Winter white dwarf’s, Chinese, and Russian Campbell dwarf hamsters
These guys can’t eat peaches. The sugar content is harmful for them as they are all prone to diabetes. If you want to find out more foods for your hamster, you can read “Hamster diet chart“