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Can My Hamster Eat Kiwi?

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Can Hamsters Really Eat Kiwi?

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Can Hamsters Eat Kiwi?

Yes Hamsters can Eat Kiwi. But due to it’s high sugar content you should only feed it a paw size portion once or twice a week. Also you need to ensure that your kiwi is peeled and ripe or else it might give your little fury friend tummy upset.


Kiwi Comparison Table

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

Benefits

  • High Vitamin C levels
  • Great Source of Fiber
  • A sweet treat
  • Adds Variety to your hamsters diet

Negatives

  • High In Sugar
  • Need to make sure your Kiwi is ripe
  • Needs to be peeled and prepared
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What are Kiwi’s?

Kiwi fruit, also known simply as “kiwi,” is a small, oval-shaped fruit with a fuzzy brown exterior and bright green flesh inside. It is native to China but is now cultivated in various parts of the world, including New Zealand, where it gets its name. The fruit is renowned for its unique and refreshing taste, combining sweetness with a hint of tartness.

Kiwi fruit is packed with essential nutrients and offers numerous health benefits. It is an excellent source of vitamin C, which helps boost the immune system, promote collagen synthesis, and protect against oxidative stress. Additionally, kiwis contain dietary fiber, aiding digestion and promoting a healthy gut. They are also a good source of vitamin K, vitamin E, potassium, and antioxidants. Kiwi fruit is often enjoyed by itself or added to salads, smoothies, desserts, or used as a flavorful topping. Its vibrant green color, distinct taste, and nutritional profile make it a popular choice for those seeking a delicious and healthy addition to their diet.

So Is It Safe To Give My Hamster Kiwi?

Well yes, if prepared correctly and given in moderation. Due to the high sugar volume in kiwi it is only recommend to server your hamster no more than 2 paw sized portions a week. Sure it might sound small but paw size for a hamster is the equivalent of us humans having say a meal.

If you want to give your hamster kiwi, you need to ensure it’s washed, peeled and prepared for your hamster. You need to also make sure your kiwi is ripe and soft a hard kiwi can make yoru hamster ill. If you are concerned, or don’t feel safe giving your hamster kiwi, we would recommend you avoid doing it. Try feeding your hamster blackberries instead.

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.

Can Hamsters Eat Kiwi

Conclusion

So now you know. If you are tucking into a nice tasty kiwi you can share a small slither with your hamster. But this isn’t a treat that should be shared everyday.

Please note not all fruits are safe for hamsters. Citric fruits are toxic to hamsters due to their high acid content so lemons, oranges and such should be avoided. Never assume fruit is safe for your hamster without checking our website or asking a vet first.

Notice:

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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