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what vegetables can hamsters eat

What Vegetables Can Hamsters Eat?

Not all vegetables are the same and not all are suitable for hamsters to eat.

This is our list of which vegetables they can eat eat and also which vegetables they can’t. Most vegetables cannot be fed to dwarf hamsters though because they are prone to diabetes.

So this list is for mostly Syrian and Roborovski hamsters, but will marked when they can be fed to dwarf hamsters such as winter white dwarfs, russian campbell dwarfs, and chinese hamsters.

What vegetables can hamsters eat?

Asparagus: Can be eaten in small amounts in moderation.

Arugula: Can eat it in small amounts in moderation.

Aubergine: Syrian’s and Roborovski hamsters can eat it in small amounts on an occasional basis.

Bean sprouts:

Beans: they can eat green beans but only in small amounts on an occasional basis

Beet greens: They can be eaten, just not beets.

bell peppers: Can be fed to dwarf hamsters.

Black beans: Yes they can have a few at a time.

Black beans: Yes they can have a few at a time.

Bok choy: Yes they can eat it, bok choy is fine for them

Boiled potatoes: Fine for hamsters to eat.

Broccoli: This means that they can eat it in very small amounts on an occasional basis. Can be fed to dwarf hamsters

Butternut squash: A small amount very occasionally is fine for them but nothing more.

Butter beans: Yes they can in small amounts in moderation

Carrots: Syrian’s and Roborovski’s can eat them in small amounts, steer clear feeding them to dwarf hamsters due to high sugar content.

Carrot tops: Just to be fed to Syrian’s and Roborovski’s

Celery: They can only eat it in small amounts in moderation on an occasional basis.

Choy sum:

Cooked broccoli: It is fine for them to eat small pieces.

Cooked carrots: Yes they can eat them in small amounts.

Corn: Yes they can eat it.

Curly kale: Syrian’s and Roborovksi hamsters can eat but steer clear of feeding to other dwarf hamsters.

Clover sprouts: Yes they are fine for them to eat.

Egg plant: Can be eaten by Syrian and Roborovski hamsters but is best avoided by other types of dwarf hamster.

Garbanzo beans: Yes they can have them in small amounts in moderation

Garden peas: Yes they can. Just make sure that they are fresh and not frozen.

Green beans: they can eat green beans but only in small amounts on an occasional basis

Jicama: Yes they can in small amounts. It might be better cooked for them so that they can digest it more easily.

Kale: Syrian’s and Roborovski’s can eat it

Kohlrabi: Yes they can have it in small amounts in moderation

Long beans: Yes they can in small amounts in moderation

Locust beans: Yes they can in small amounts in moderation

Mustard greens: but only in small amounts on a very occasional basis, due to their acidic and calcium content

Mung beans: Yes they can eat them in moderation

Onion: 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.

Okra:

Parsley: can eat parsley but only in small amounts on a very occasional basis

Pinto beans: Unfortunately, they are not good for hamsters to eat. One or two will be fine for them but that is all

Purple sprouting broccoli: Yes it is fine for them to eat in small amounts.

Purple cabbage: Yes they can eat it. It is fine for them to eat

Quinoa:  A few grains won’t hurt them but it isn’t a food that should be purposely be fed to them, due to the amount of acidic content that it has.

Red cabbage: Contains a lot of acidic content and a little sugar. Syrian’s and Roborovski hamsters can eat it.

Raw broccoli: they can eat it in very small amounts on an occasional basis.

Red bell peppers: they can eat them in small amounts on an occasional basis, they are fine for hamsters to eat and they will enjoy them

Red cabbage: Contains a lot of acidic content and a little sugar. Syrian’s and Roborovski hamsters can eat it.

Rhubarb: rhubarb is fine for them to eat in small amounts. Make sure it is chopped up into small pieces.

Runner beans:  runner beans are fine for them to eat. Just a little at a time though, not too much as too much may make them sick due to the acidic content that they contain.

Rutabaga: Syrian’s and Robo’s can eat it, but only in small chunks that they can hold in their paws.

Snap peas: they are not the best foods for hamsters due to the amount of water content that they have.

String beans: they can eat string beans. Just make sure they are washed thoroughly and that they don’t eat too many. A few at a time will suffice for them due to their acidic content.

Sugar snap peas: they are not the best for hamsters to be eating. Their high water and acidic content means that they really should be avoided as a food for them.

Sweet potatoes: it is not a good food for hamsters to eat and should be avoided if possible. There is just too much acidic content for them to handle.

Sweet peppers: they can eat them in small amounts on an occasional basis, they are fine for hamsters to eat and they will enjoy them.

Turnip: This means that hamsters can eat turnip, just only occasionally in one or two very small pieces which they can hold in their paws.

Turnip greens: Yes they can but don’t give them too much due to their calcium content but your hamster will enjoy them.

Yellow peppers: they are fine for Robo’s and Syrian hamsters to eat. Just chop them up into small pieces for them and get rid of the seeds and stalk

Yams: They can eat yams but only in small amounts of a few pieces at a time that they can hold in their paws. Only feed fresh yams and not cooked.

Zucchini: Yes they can, it is fine for Robo’s and Syrian hamsters to eat.

What vegetables can’t hamsters eat?

Avocado: Not good for hamsters to eat.

Beets: Too acidic and sweet for hamsters to eat.

Lima Beans: They will make them sick if they are eaten

Edamame: Not great for hamsters as very acidic.

Lentils: Lentils unfortunately have no nutritional value for them

Longan: Unfortunately it is too acidic for hamsters to eat

Mashed potatoes: Mashed potato will make them sick and it is a food for hamsters to avoid

Plantains: They are not a good food for hamsters to eat unfortunately.