Mango are the sweet fruit that grows in may tropical and sub tropical countries around the world.
They have a variable taste and texture and have a soft and pulpy texture which is similar to an overripe plum
There are then mangos that are much more firm like that of an avocado or a cantaloupe.
The skin can be eaten but can make certain people unwell.
So can hamsters eat mango?
Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.
In particular, their acidic, water, sugar, salt, calcium, phosphorus, and fat content is of particular interest as far as hamsters are concerned.
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 250 kJ (60 kcal)
Dietary fiber 1.6 g
Fat 0.38 g
Protein 0.82 g
Vitamin A equiv.
(7%) 54 μg
(6%) 640 μg
Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.028 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.038 mg
Niacin (B3) (4%) 0.669 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(4%) 0.197 mg
Vitamin B6 (9%) 0.119 mg
Folate (B9) (11%) 43 μg
Choline (2%) 7.6 mg
Vitamin C (44%) 36.4 mg
Vit E (6%) 0.9 mg
Vitamin K (4%) 4.2 μg
Calcium (1%) 11 mg
Iron (1%) 0.16 mg
Magnesium (3%) 10 mg
Manganese (3%) 0.063 mg
Phosphorus (2%) 14 mg
Potassium (4%) 168 mg
Sodium (0%) 1 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.09 mg
As you can see, mango contains a hint of sodium, phosphorus, calcium, quite a lot of acidic content, but a lot of sugar.
Not all hamsters are equal though when it comes to eating sugary foods.
Syrian and Roborovski hamsters
Syrian’s and Roborovski’s can eat mango in small amounts on an occasional basis.
Make sure they are small pieces large enough to hold in their paws.
A few pieces at a time will suffice.
Avoid feeding the skin though.
Winter white dwarf’s, Chinese, and Russian Campbell dwarf hamsters
Winter white dwarf’s, Chinese, and Russian Campbell dwarf’s can’t eat mango though.
It is just too sweet for them and because they are prone to diabetes, mango would be very detrimental to their health and so is a food to avoid feeding them. If you want to find out more foods for your hamster, you can read “Hamster diet chart“