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Can My Hamster Eat Guava?

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Can Hamsters Really Eat Guava?


Can Hamsters Eat Guava?

No you should not feed your Hamster Guava. This is because guava is actually acidic. Guava is not a citrus fruit but it is acidic like one. All acidic foods should be avoided as they can cause your hamster to become ill. That is why you should avoid all citrus foods. Also a guava contains seeds that hamsters could choke on.

Guava Comparison Table

We have created a table for you to compare the benefits and negatives of your hamster eating guava. Please read through them carefully, so you can decide weather or not guava is suitable for your hamster.


  • You should avoid feed this to your hamster


  • Acidic
  • Contains seeds that may be a choking hazard

What is Guava?

Guava fruit, scientifically known as Psidium guajava, is a tropical fruit native to Central America and is now widely cultivated in many parts of the world. It is a small to medium-sized fruit with a round or oval shape and a greenish-yellow skin that can vary in thickness. The flesh of the guava is typically creamy white or pink, depending on the variety, and is filled with numerous small, edible seeds.

The flavor profile of guava is a unique blend of sweet and tangy, often described as a combination of tropical flavors such as pineapple, pear, and strawberry. The fruit is highly nutritious, rich in vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants, making it a popular choice for health-conscious individuals. Guava can be consumed fresh, juiced, or used in various culinary applications, including desserts, jams, jellies, and beverages. Its distinct aroma and delightful taste have made it a beloved fruit around the world, while its numerous health benefits contribute to its reputation as a nutritious and flavorful tropical delight.

Why Can’t My Hamster Eat Guava?

Well guava is very acidic. Sure the riper it gets the less acidic it might become, but by that time it’s loaded with so much sugar it’s still not a good idea to feed your hamster it, even in small portions.

Guava might not be a citric fruit, but don’t be fooled it is pretty similar to them. It’s acidic level is quite similar to an orange, which is also no good for your pet hamster.

Please be careful when you ever try feeding your hamster new foods, especially fruits. Fruits that contain high amounts of sugar and have a high acidic level are best to be avoided. Some people might say this tropical fruit is safe to eat, don’t be fooled. The acid levels in the fruit will cause your hamster have tummy issues, so avoid feeding your hamster this snack.

Just remember when introducing your hamster to new foods it is best to introduce them gradually. Some hamsters might have a bad time with certain foods. So we encourage our readers to get a small amount of the food and feed it to their hamster. Wait 48 hours and see if your hamster has had any reactions to the food. If they have not had any issues it is safe to say you can feed them this type of food as part of a balanced diet.

Please be aware that with any fresh food you give your hamster, you need to ensure it is removed from the cage after 24 hours to make sure it doesn’t spoil. Hamsters are insane hoarders and will literally horde anything. Last thing you want is mouldy food in your hamsters house.



Do not feed your hamster Guava. It is no good for them. Even in small portions and if you are sure it is ripe, it’s just not worth the risk. There are plenty of other fruits that your hamster can eat. Why not try feeding your hamster a small piece of fig or perhaps a nice tasty blackberry?

Here at Can My Hamster we always double check and cross reference our information to ensure you are being given the correct information about your pet. Your hamster is part of the family, so you want to make sure they are being taken care of correctly.

If you are at all in any doubt why not ask your vet if certain foods are hamster safe.


Here at Can My Hamster we help people learn all about their fury little friends. What foods they can eat, what things they can do and how to look after them. Please note though, we are not trained Vets we have just looked after Hamsters for many years. So if your hamster is showing any health concerns ensure you get them to a vet as soon as you can.


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