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can hamsters eat parsley

Can Hamsters Eat Parsley?

Parsley is a popular herb that is grown in many different countries. It is used in many culinary situations to add flavor.

So can hamsters eat parsley?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.

In particular, we are interested in their acidic, water, sugar, salt, calcium, fat, and phosphorus content is of particular interest as far as hamsters are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 151 kJ (36 kcal)
Carbohydrates
6.33 g
Sugars 0.85 g
Dietary fiber 3.3 g
Fat
0.79 g
Protein
2.97 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(53%) 421 μg
(47%) 5054 μg
5561 μg
Thiamine (B1) (7%) 0.086 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (8%) 0.09 mg
Niacin (B3) (9%) 1.313 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(8%) 0.4 mg
Vitamin B6 (7%) 0.09 mg
Folate (B9) (38%) 152 μg
Vitamin C (160%) 133 mg
Vit E (5%) 0.75 mg
Vitamin K (1562%) 1640 μg
Minerals
Calcium (14%) 138 mg
Iron (48%) 6.2 mg
Magnesium (14%) 50 mg
Manganese (8%) 0.16 mg
Phosphorus (8%) 58 mg
Potassium (12%) 554 mg
Sodium (4%) 56 mg
Zinc (11%) 1.07 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see, parsley contains a little phosphorus, a lot of calcium and acidic content, a hint of fat and sugar.

This means hamsters can eat parsley but only in small amounts on a very occasional basis.

This is because of its acidic and calcium content.

However, all breeds of hamster can eat parsley.

 

can hamsters eat orange peels

Can Hamsters Eat Orange Peels?

Last update April 5th, 2016. Orange peel is the pebbly skin that surrounds the flesh of an orange fruit. It is easy to peel and is easily detached from the main flesh of an orange.

It has a sour taste and is often used in culinary dishes and concoctions as orange zest where it is grated and spread sparingly to add flavor.

So can hamsters eat orange peels?

Unfortunately they can’t at all.

Any kind of citrus fruit, including oranges and their peel is not good for hamsters to eat. They will hurt their stomach’s and make them sick because of their acidity.

A food to avoid.

 

can hamsters eat oyster crackers

Can Hamsters Eat Oyster Crackers?

Oyster crackers are small and salted crackers which measure around 0.59 inches in diameter.

There is also a slightly smaller hexagonal variety and they are often served with oyster stew, but oyster crackers do not contain oysters.

They are similar in ingredients and flavor to saltine crackers.

So can hamsters eat oyster crackers?

They are not the best food for them and are best avoided.

This is because they contain too much salt for all kinds of hamster to eat.

They will make them sick if they eat too much of them.

Oyster crackers are quite popular in many parts of the world.

can hamsters eat oreos

Can Hamsters Eat Oreos?

Oreo is a sandwich cookie consisting of two chocolate wafers with a sweet creme filling in between.

As of 1974, they were marketed as “Chocolate Sandwich Cookies” on the package in which they are held.

The version currently sold in the United States is made by the Nabisco division of Mondelēz International.

Oreo has become the best-selling cookie in the United States since its introduction in 1912.

So can hamsters eat oreos?

No they can’t unfortunately. They are just too sweet for them to eat. At a stretch, Robo’s and Syrian’s could have a nibble at an oreo and would be okay, but Winter white dwarf’s, Chinese and Russian campbell dwarf’s cannot handle their sugar content at all.

can hamsters eat orange peppers

Can Hamsters Eat Orange Peppers?

Orange peppers are a type of bell pepper in the mid-range of maturity.

Other types of bell peppers are green, purple, white, yellow and red and all the same species picked at different stages of maturity.

So can hamsters eat orange peppers?

Let’s take a look in depth at their nutritional data and find out more about them.

In particular, we are interested in their acidic, water, sugar, fat, calcium, salt and phosphorus content is of most importance as far as hamsters are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 84 kJ (20 kcal)
Carbohydrates
4.64 g
Sugars 2.4 g
Dietary fiber 1.8 g
Fat 0.17 g
Protein 0.86 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(2%) 18 μg
(2%) 208 μg
341 μg
Thiamine (B1) (5%) 0.057 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%) 0.028 mg
Niacin (B3) (3%) 0.48 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(2%) 0.099 mg
Vitamin B6 (17%) 0.224 mg
Folate (B9) (3%) 10 μg
Vitamin C (97%) 80.4 mg
Vit E (2%) 0.37 mg
Vitamin K (7%) 7.4 μg
Minerals
Calcium (1%) 10 mg
Iron (3%) 0.34 mg
Magnesium (3%) 10 mg
Manganese (6%) 0.122 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 20 mg
Potassium (4%) 175 mg
Sodium (0%) 3 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.13 mg
Other constituents
Fluoride 2 µg

source wikipedia

As you can see orange peppers contain a hint of salt and calcium, a little phosphorus, quite a bit of sugar and acidic content.

This means that Syrian’s and Roborovski’s can eat them without a problem. But only feed them on an occasional basis due to its sugar and acidic content.

However, Winter white dwarf’s, Russian Campbell dwarf’s and Chinese hamsters can’t eat bell peppers due to its sugar content as they are prone to diabetes.

can hamsters eat oregano

Can Hamsters Eat Oregano?

Oregano is a perennial herb that grows from 20–80 cm (7.9–31.5 in) tall, with opposite leaves 1–4 cm (0.39–1.57 in) long. It is sometimes called wild marjoram. It is an important culinary herb that is used for the flavor of its leaves which can be more flavorful when they are dried rather than when they are fresh. It has a warm arnormatic taste that can be quite bitter and vary in intensity. Oregano that is of good quality can be strong enough to numb the tongue

So can hamsters eat oregano?

Yes they can eat it in small amounts in moderation. However, too much may make them sick.

A few small pieces of oregano leaf will suffice that they can hold in their paws.

can hamsters eat oranges

Can Hamsters Eat Oranges?

Oranges are a favorite fruit of many around the world. They are popularly eaten as a snack food and are found in many different culinary dishes around the world.

So can hamsters eat oranges?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.

In particular, their acidic, water, sugar, fat, salt, calcium and phosphorus content is of most interest as far as hamsters are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 197 kJ (47 kcal)
Carbohydrates
11.75 g
Sugars 9.35 g
Dietary fiber 2.4 g
Fat 0.12 g
Protein 0.94 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv. (1%) 11 μg
Thiamine (B1) (8%) 0.087 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.04 mg
Niacin (B3) (2%) 0.282 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(5%) 0.25 mg
Vitamin B6 (5%) 0.06 mg
Folate (B9) (8%) 30 μg
Choline (2%) 8.4 mg
Vitamin C (64%) 53.2 mg
Vitamin E (1%) 0.18 mg
Minerals
Calcium (4%) 40 mg
Iron (1%) 0.1 mg
Magnesium (3%) 10 mg
Manganese (1%) 0.025 mg
Phosphorus (2%) 14 mg
Potassium (4%) 181 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.07 mg
Other constituents
Water 86.75 g

source wikipedia

As you can see, oranges contain a lot of water content and sugar, a hint of phosphorus and fat, and quite a lot of acidic content.

This means that oranges are not a good food for hamsters to eat. They are too acidic for them to eat and should be avoided as a food for them. They are also too sweet for most dwarf hamsters as well.

can hamsters eat onion

Can Hamsters Eat Onion?

Onions are otherwise known as the common onion or the bulb onion. They are cultivated and used around the world. As a culinary food, they are usually served cooked, as a vegetable or part of a savory dish. However, they can be eaten raw or used to make chutneys or pickles. They are extremely pungent when they are chopped up and contain chemical substances which irritate the eyes when they are cut up raw.

So can hamsters eat onion?

Let’s take a look at its nutritional data and find out more.

In particular, its acidic, water, sugar, fat, calcium, salt, and phosphorus content is of most interest as far as hamsters are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 166 kJ (40 kcal)
Carbohydrates 9.34 g
Sugars 4.24 g
Dietary fiber 1.7 g
Fat 0.1 g
Protein 1.1 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (4%) 0.046 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%) 0.027 mg
Niacin (B3) (1%) 0.116 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(2%) 0.123 mg
Vitamin B6 (9%) 0.12 mg
Folate (B9) (5%) 19 μg
Vitamin C (9%) 7.4 mg
Minerals
Calcium (2%) 23 mg
Iron (2%) 0.21 mg
Magnesium (3%) 10 mg
Manganese (6%) 0.129 mg
Phosphorus (4%) 29 mg
Potassium (3%) 146 mg
Zinc (2%) 0.17 mg
Other constituents
Water 89.11 g
Fluoride 1.1 µg

source wikipedia

As you can see onions contain a little phosphorus, calcium, a lot of acidic content and water and sugar.

This means that unfortunately they can’t eat onions at all. They just cant eat food with high amounts of acidic content and water, they will make them sick if they eat them.

A food to avoid for all species of hamster, including Syrians and Roborovski’s as they are just too acidic even for them.

can hamsters eat olive oil

Can Hamsters Eat Olive Oil?

Olive oil is a fat that is gained from the olive fruit. The fruit is grown on trees of the same name and are a traditional tree crop from the Mediterranean basin.

The oil is extracted from olives and then is commonly used in cosmetics, cooking, soaps and pharmaceuticals. It is also used a fuel in traditional oil lamps.

Olive oil is used throughout the world in different countries, cultures and civilizations but is often associated with Mediterranean countries.

So can hamsters eat olive oil?

Unfortunately, they can’t eat olive oil at all. It is too full of fat and will hurt them if they do so. A food to avoid feeding them.

can hamsters eat olives

Can Hamsters Eat Olives?

Olives are a species of small tree that is found in much of Africa, the Mediterranean Basin from Portugal to the Levant, the Arabian peninsula, and Southern Asia as far as China.

The fruit of the olive tree is of significant agricultural importance in the Mediterranean region particularly as the source of olive oil. They are also eaten in a number of different culinary situations throughout the world, and are extremely popular.

So can hamsters eat olives?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.

In particular, their acidic, water, sugar, fat, salt, calcium, and phosphorus content is of most interest as far as hamsters are concerned.

Once we have this information we can see if they are appropriate for all species of pet hamster to eat.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 609 kJ (146 kcal)
Carbohydrates
3.84 g
Sugars 0.54 g
Dietary fiber 3.3 g
Fat
15.32 g
Saturated 2.029 g
Monounsaturated 11.314 g
Polyunsaturated 1.307 g
Protein
1.03 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(3%) 20 μg
(2%) 231 μg
510 μg
Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.021 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (1%) 0.007 mg
Niacin (B3) (2%) 0.237 mg
Vitamin B6 (2%) 0.031 mg
Folate (B9) (1%) 3 μg
Choline (3%) 14.2 mg
Vitamin E (25%) 3.81 mg
Vitamin K (1%) 1.4 μg
Minerals
Calcium (5%) 52 mg
Iron (4%) 0.49 mg
Magnesium (3%) 11 mg
Phosphorus (1%) 4 mg
Potassium (1%) 42 mg
Sodium (104%) 1556 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see, olives contain a hint of sugar, an extreme amount of salt, a hint of phosphorus, quite a bit of phosphorus, calcium, acidic content, and a lot of fat content.

This means that they are not good for any species of hamster to eat. They contain too much salt for them and will harm them if they eat them.

A food to avoid as far as all species of hammy are concerned.