Butter lettuce is a variety of lettuce that has fairly large, loose heads with thick leaves and deep green coloring. It is found sold in many grocery stores around the world.
So can hamsters eat butter lettuce?
Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.
In particular, their acidic, water, sugar, salt, fat, calcium, and phosphorus content is of most interest as far as hamsters are concerned.
As you can see, butter lettuce contains a huge amount of water, quite a bit of phosphorus, a little calcium, and a hint of fat and sugar.
This means that unfortunately butter lettuce is not a good food for hamsters to eat. It’s huge water content means that they will get diarrhea if they eat it.
A food to avoid feeding them.