Are hamsters allowed to eat tangerine?

Are hamsters allowed to eat tangerines?

Besides dry food, fresh food is also on the menu for every hamster. However, not every fruit or vegetable is suitable for your furry friend, so you should always find out beforehand what he can and cannot eat. Citrus fruits such as tangerines, clementines, lemons and oranges are not suitable for your hamster and should therefore not be fed to him.

Why this is so and what you can feed instead, you will learn in this text. We hope you enjoy reading it.

Why can't hamsters eat tangerines?

Tangerines and other citrus fruits have a high acid content that will acidify your hamster's urine, which in extreme cases can cause kidney dysfunction and severe digestive problems.

What can I feed my hamster instead?

A suitable food mix is the foundation of any hamster. This is based on the diet of their natural environment and can be purchased at any good pet supply store. In these mixtures are grains, cereals, seeds and dried worms or dried insect larvae.

The latter is especially important for your hamster's diet. Rodents need a sufficient supply of animal proteins, as they feed mostly on small insects and worms in their natural habitat. For this reason, you should also include them in the diet in the home terrariums to ensure a balanced diet and offer your favorite a long and healthy life.

Of course, every hamster is also happy about fresh fruits and vegetables, even if this is found in their natural diet only gelgentlich. However, many fruits and vegetables offer him very good nutrients that support a healthy diet in any case.

Vegetables you can feed include cucumbers, broccoli, kohlrabi or carrots. Fruits such as apples, bananas, blueberries and pears are also, in the right quantities, good sources of nutrients. Especially with fruit, you should always keep the sugar content in mind.


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