Split peas are an agricultural or culinary preparation consisting of the dried, peeled and split seeds of Pisum sativum, the pea.
Green and yellow split peas are commonly used to make pea soup or “split pea soup”, and sometimes pease pudding, which was commonly prepared in Medieval Europe.
So can hamsters eat yellow split peas?
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 1,425 kJ (341 kcal)
Sugars 8 g
Dietary fiber 26 g
Thiamine (B1) (61%) 0.7 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (34%) 1.7 mg
Folate (B9) (69%) 274 μg
As you can see yellow split-peas contain a huge amount of acidic content.
This means that they are not good for hamsters to eat and should be avoided if possible as a food for them.