can hamsters eat bell peppers

Can Hamsters Eat Bell Peppers?

Bell peppers are also known as Jon’s Head or a pepper in the United Kingdom, Canada and Ireland, and also called Capsicum.

They are a vegetable often used in culinary situations in many different countries around the world.

The main colors of bell peppers are green, yellow, orange and red.

However the color of bell peppers can also be brown, white, lavender, or dark purple, depending on the variety of pepper.

So can hamsters eat bell peppers?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 84 kJ (20 kcal)
4.64 g
Sugars 2.4 g
Dietary fiber 1.8 g
0.17 g
0.86 g
Vitamin A equiv.
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
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 bell peppers contain a little phosphorus, acidic content and sugar, a hint of calcium,

This means that they can eat them in small amounts on an occasional basis, they are fine for hamsters to eat and they will enjoy them.

Just make sure that the seeds and the stalk are stripped away as those parts are not good for them to eat.

Make sure when bell peppers are fed to a hamster they are fed raw and not cooked.