can hamsters eat boiled rice

Can Hamsters Eat Boiled Rice?

Boiled rice is that which has been cooked by boiling it in a pan of water.

It is a staple food not only in Asia and Latin America but all across the globe and is considered the most consumed food in the world.

So can hamsters eat boiled rice at all?

Let’s take a look at its nutritional data and find out more.

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 544 kJ (130 kcal)
29 g
Sugars 0 g
Dietary fiber 0 g
Fat 0 g
Protein 2.4 g
Thiamine (B1) (17%) 0.2 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (0%) 0.0 mg
Niacin (B3) (10%) 1.5 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(8%) 0.4 mg
Vitamin B6 (13%) 0.164 mg
Calcium (0%) 1 mg
Iron (12%) 1.5 mg
Magnesium (2%) 8 mg
Manganese (19%) 0.4 mg
Phosphorus (5%) 33 mg
Potassium (0%) 23 mg
Zinc (4%) 0.4 mg
Other constituents
Water 68.5 g

source wikipedia

As you can see, boiled rice contains a lot of water, quite a bit of phosphorus, and a lot of acidic content.

This means that they can eat boiled rice in small amounts. Because of its water and acidic content they can’t eat a lot of it, but a few grains on an occasional basis wont harm them and they may enjoy it.