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Old 07-14-2013, 10:38 AM   #1
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Just wondering if hams can eat tomatoes? I know they can't have the leaves but can't find anything about the actual tomatoes
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:27 PM   #2
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My hams eat tomatoes
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:06 AM   #3
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Yes, they can. It`s the tomato leaves that are poisonous, but then they would be to humans as well! Just offer a small cube of tomato and remove the pips/seeds. Tomatoes produce lycopene, which is a really good cancer fighting agent.
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:28 AM   #4
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oo can they really? I always assumed they couldn't for some reason
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:58 AM   #5
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Someone on another thread said they couldn't which I thought they couldn't because they are abit acidy? Maybe someone know a simple yes or no lol!
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:22 AM   #6
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Tomatoes do contain vitamin C, but the acidity also helps to keep the Ph level of the urine from becoming too alkaline. I only ever fed my Syrian a small square of tomato a few times a week and he loved it.
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Old 07-15-2013, 04:37 AM   #7
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Ahh okay
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:43 PM   #8
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thanks i might try him with a tiny piece then, he loves trying new stuff
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:06 PM   #9
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Like citrus fruit tomatoes are acidic and should be avoided.

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Old 07-26-2013, 04:06 AM   #10
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Anthorn, we established that we COULD if you did NOT give then the pips, and stuff, as racing hamster said they contain vitamin c and as long as it was only a small bit it would be fine
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