can hamsters eat arugula

Can Hamsters Eat Arugula?

Updated August 20th, 2016. Arugula is a herb which is dark green with peppery leaves that are usually put into salads or are cooked in a certain way.

Their leaves look quite like dandelion leaves.

Arugula is also known as roquette, rucola, rugula, colewort or rocket.

Can hamsters eat arugula?

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

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

Amount Per 100 grams
Calories 25
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.7 g 1%
Saturated fat 0.1 g 0%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 27 mg 1%
Potassium 369 mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 3.6 g 1%
Dietary fiber 1.6 g 6%
Sugar 2 g
Protein 2.6 g 5%
Vitamin A 47%
Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 16%
Iron 8%
Vitamin D 0%
Vit B-6 5%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 11%

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As you can see arugula contains a lot of calcium, a hint of fat and sodium.

This means that they can eat arugula but only in small amounts in moderation.

This is due to the amount of calcium that it contains, so do be careful with how much you give them.

An amount, small enough for them to hold in their paws is sufficient for them.