Basil is a popular herb used around the world in many different culinary situations.
It is much loved for its pungent flavor.
So can hamsters eat basil at all?
Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.
In particular, we are interested in their water, acidic, fat, phosphorus, sugar, salt, and calcium content as far as hamsters are concerned.
As you can see, basil contains a lot of water, quite a lot of phosphorus, acidic content, and a hint of fat.
This means that they can eat basil in small amounts in moderation. Just don’t give them too much.
A pinch of basil in their food bowl on an occasional basis is more than sufficient for them. Maybe even less for dwarf’s.
Just make sure it is washed thoroughly before feeding it to them.