can hamsters eat black beans

Can Hamsters Eat Black Beans?

Black beans are also called black turtle beans and are a small, shiny variety of common beans which are especially popular in Latin American cuisine.

So can hamsters eat black beans?

Let’s take a look in depth 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 has hamsters are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 552[1] kJ (132 kcal)
Carbohydrates
23.71 g
Sugars 0.32 g
Dietary fiber 8.7 g
Fat
0.54 g
Protein
8.86 g

source wikipedia

As you can see, black beans contain a hint of fat and sugar but that’s about it as far as notable nutrients as far as hamsters are concerned.

This means that they can eat them, just a few at a time though. This is because of their high fat and sugar content.