can hamsters eat buckwheat

Can Hamsters Eat Buckwheat?

Buckwheat or ‘beech wheat’ is the name for triangular seeds, which resemble the much larger seeds of the beech nut from the beech tree, and that are used like wheat.

So can hamsters eat buckwheat?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 1,435 kJ (343 kcal)
Carbohydrates
71.5 g
Dietary fiber 10 g
Fat
3.4 g
Saturated 0.741 g
Monounsaturated 1.04 g
Polyunsaturated
omega‑3
omega‑6
1.039 g
0.078 g
0.961 g
Protein
13.25 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (9%) 0.101 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (35%) 0.425 mg
Niacin (B3) (47%) 7.02 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(25%) 1.233 mg
Vitamin B6 (16%) 0.21 mg
Folate (B9) (8%) 30 μg
Vitamin C (0%) 0 mg
Minerals
Calcium (2%) 18 mg
Iron (17%) 2.2 mg
Magnesium (65%) 231 mg
Manganese (62%) 1.3 mg
Phosphorus (50%) 347 mg
Potassium (10%) 460 mg
Sodium (0%) 1 mg
Zinc (25%) 2.4 mg
Other constituents
Copper 1.1 mg
Selenium 8.3 µg

source wikipedia

As you can see buckwheat contains a hint of salt, a huge amount of phosphorus, acidic content

This means that they should only be eaten in small amounts only on an occasional basis, as buckwheat is very acidic and high in fat. A few grains at time should suffice for them but nothing more than that.