Updated August 18th, 2016. Bok choy or pak choi (Chinese: 白菜; Brassica rapa subsp. chinensis) is a type of Chinese cabbage.
It is eaten in many culinary dishes around the world.
So can hamsters eat bok choy?
Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.
In particular, their acidic, water, sugar, fat, salt, phosphorus, and calcium content is of most interest as far as hamsters are concerned.
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 54 kJ (13 kcal)
Dietary fiber 1.0 g
Vitamin A equiv. (30%) 243 μg
Vitamin A 4468 IU
Vitamin C (54%) 45 mg
Calcium (11%) 105 mg
Iron (6%) 0.80 mg
Magnesium (5%) 19 mg
Sodium (4%) 65 mg
As you can see, bok choy contains quite a lot of calcium, a little sodium, and a hint of fat.
This means that hamsters can eat it, bok choy is fine for them.
It is good to chop it up and make sure it is washed before you feed it to them.