Plums an oval fleshy fruit that is purple, reddish, or yellow when ripe and contains a flattish pointed pit.

So can hamsters eat plums?

Let’s take a look further by checking out their nutritional content.

In particular, their acidic, water, sugar, salt, calcium, phosphorus, and fat content is of most interest as far as hamsters are concerned.

  • Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
  • Energy 192 kJ (46 kcal)
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.42 g
  • Sugars 9.92 g
  • Dietary fiber 1.4 g
  • Fat 0.28 g
  • Protein 0.7 g
  • Vitamins: Vitamin A equiv.
  • beta-carotene, lutein zeaxanthin
  • (2%) 17 μg
  • (2%) 190 μg
  • 73 μg
  • Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.028 mg
  • Riboflavin (B2) (2%) 0.026 mg
  • Niacin (B3) (3%) 0.417 mg
  • Pantothenic acid (B5) (3%) 0.135 mg
  • Vitamin B6 (2%) 0.029 mg
  • Folate (B9) (1%) 5 μg
  • Vitamin C (11%) 9.5 mg
  • Vitamin E (2%) 0.26 mg
  • Vitamin K (6%) 6.4 μg
  • Minerals
    Calcium (1%) 6 mg
  • Iron (1%) 0.17 mg
  • Magnesium (2%) 7 mg
  • Manganese (2%) 0.052 mg
  • Phosphorus (2%) 16 mg
  • Potassium (3%) 157 mg
  • Sodium (0%) 0 mg
  • Zinc (1%) 0.1 mg
  • Other constituents
  • Fluoride 2 µg

source wikipedia

Syrian and Roborovski hamsters can eat them in small amounts on an occasional basis, but other pet hamsters can’t.

As you can see, plums contain a hint of salt and fat,  a little acidic content, but a lot of sugar content.

This means that Syrian’s and Roborovski hamsters can eat plums in small amounts on an occasional basis.

However, Winter white dwarf hamsters, Russian Campbell dwarf’s and Chinese hamsters cannot eat them as they are all prone to diabetes and eating plums will make them sick. If you want to find out more foods for your hamster, you can read “Hamster diet chart