can hamsters eat chives

Can Hamsters Eat Chives?

Chives are a commonly used herb and can be found in grocery stores or grown in home gardens.

In culinary use, the scapes and the unopened, immature flower buds are diced and used as an ingredient for fish, potatoes, soups, and other dishes.

So can hamsters eat chives?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 126 kJ (30 kcal)
4.35 g
Sugars 1.85 g
Dietary fiber 2.5 g
0.73 g
3.27 g
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin
(27%) 218 μg
(24%) 2612 μg
323 μg
Thiamine (B1) (7%) 0.078 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (10%) 0.115 mg
Niacin (B3) (4%) 0.647 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (6%) 0.324 mg
Vitamin B6 (11%) 0.138 mg
Folate (B9) (26%) 105 μg
Vitamin C (70%) 58.1 mg
Vit E (1%) 0.21 mg
Vit K (203%) 212.7 μg
Calcium (9%) 92 mg
Iron (12%) 1.6 mg
Magnesium (12%) 42 mg
Manganese (18%) 0.373 mg
Phosphorus (8%) 58 mg
Potassium (6%) 296 mg
Zinc (6%) 0.56 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see, chives contain quite a lot of phosphorus and calcium, a lot of acidic content and a hint of sugar.

This means that unfortunately, chives are not good for hamsters to eat due to their acidic content and should be avoided.