Can Hamsters Eat Honeydew Melon?
Honewdew melon is a popular type of melon that has smooth pale skin and sweet green flesh.
So can hamsters eat honeydew melon?
Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.
In particular, their, acidic, water, phosphorus, sugar, salt, fat, and calcium content is of most interest as far as hamsters are concerned.
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 150 kJ (36 kcal)
Sugars 8.12 g
Dietary fiber 0.8 g
Thiamine (B1) (3%) 0.038 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (1%) 0.012 mg
Niacin (B3) (3%) 0.418 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (3%) 0.155 mg
Vitamin B6 (7%) 0.088 mg
Folate (B9) (5%) 19 μg
Vitamin C (22%) 18 mg
Vitamin K (3%) 2.9 μg
Calcium (1%) 6 mg
Iron (1%) 0.17 mg
Magnesium (3%) 10 mg
Manganese (1%) 0.027 mg
Phosphorus (2%) 11 mg
Potassium (5%) 228 mg
Sodium (1%) 18 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.09 mg
It also contains 90% water content as well (source)
As you can see, honeydew melons contain quite a bit of phosphorus, a hint of salt, fat and calcium, but a lot of sugar.
Unfortunately it is not a good food for them to eat due to its extremely high water content. They may get diarrhea if they eat it.
A food to avoid as far as hamsters are concerned. If you want to find out more foods for your hamster, you can read “Hamster diet chart“