can hamsters at chia seeds

Can Hamsters Eat Chia Seeds?

Chia is grown commercially for its seed, a food that is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, since the seeds yield 25–30% extractable oil, including α-linolenic acid. Of total fat, the composition of the oil may be 55% ω-3, 18% ω-6, 6% ω-9, and 10% saturated fat.

So can hamsters eat chia seeds?

We take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 436 kcal (1,820 kJ)
Carbohydrates
7.72 g
Dietary fiber 34.4 g
Fat
30.74 g
Saturated 3.330
Trans 0.140 g
Monounsaturated 2.309
Polyunsaturated
omega‑3
omega‑6
23.665
17.830 g
5.835 g
Protein
16.54 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv. (7%) 54 μg
Thiamine (B1) (54%) 0.62 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (14%) 0.17 mg
Niacin (B3) (59%) 8.83 mg
Folate (B9) (12%) 49 μg
Vitamin C (2%) 1.6 mg
Vitamin E (3%) 0.5 mg
Minerals
Calcium (63%) 631 mg
Iron (59%) 7.72 mg
Magnesium (94%) 335 mg
Manganese (130%) 2.723 mg
Phosphorus (123%) 860 mg
Potassium (9%) 407 mg
Sodium (1%) 16 mg
Zinc (48%) 4.58 mg
Other constituents
Water 5.80 g
Cholesterol 0 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see, chia seeds contain a little water, a huge amount of phosphorus, calcium, fat and acidic content.

This means that they can eat them a few at a time. But not too much as to much will harm them. Hamsters will love them though.