Celery is a cultivated plant that is commonly used as a vegetable.
Either its stalks or hypoctyl are used for eating and as an ingredient in cooking.
It is known for its stringy and crunchy substance and for its unique taste which makes it a great addition to salads and other types of food dishes.
So can hamsters eat celery?
Let’s take a look here at their nutritional data and find out more.
In particular, their acidic, water, sugar, fat, phosphorus, calcium, and salt content is of significance as far as hamsters are concerned.
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 12 kcal (50 kJ)
2.97 g (including fibre)
Sugars 1.4 g
Dietary fiber 1.83 g
Fat 0.17 g
Vitamin A equiv. (3%) 22 μg
Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.021 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (5%) 0.057 mg
Niacin (B3) (2%) 0.32 mg
Vitamin B6 (6%) 0.074 mg
Folate (B9) (9%) 36 μg
Vitamin C (4%) 3.1 mg
Vit E (2%) 0.27 mg
Vit K (28%) 29.3 μg
Calcium (4%) 40 mg
Iron (2%) 0.2 mg
Magnesium (3%) 11 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 24 mg
Potassium (6%) 260 mg
Sodium (5%) 80 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.13 mg
Water 95 g
As you can see, celery contains a lot of water, a little salt, phosphorus, calcium, and quite a lot of acidic content, and a hint of sugar.
This means that all species of hamster can eat celery.
They can eat it, however they can only eat it in small amounts in moderation on an occasional basis.
This is due to its acidic and water content.
One or two small pieces at a time of a size that they can hold in their paws, should suffice for them.
Remember that dwarf hamsters will need pieces much smaller than Syrian’s.