can hamsters eat courgettes

Can Hamsters Eat Courgette?

The courgette is a summer squash which can reach nearly a meter in length, but which is usually harvested at half that size or less.

In England, a fully grown courgette is referred to as a marrow.

Along with certain other squashes and pumpkins, it belongs to the species Cucurbita pepo.

A Courgette can be dark or light green. A related hybrid, the golden courgette, is a deep yellow or orange color. (source)

So can hamsters eat courgette?

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

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

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.6 g 0%
Saturated fat 0.2 g 1%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated fat 0 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 16 mg 0%
Potassium 512 mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 6 g 2%
Dietary fiber 2 g 8%
Sugar 4.9 g
Protein 2.4 g 4%
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 58%
Calcium 3%
Iron 3%
Vitamin D 0%
Vit B-6 15%
Vit B-12 0%
Magnesium 8%

source google

As you can see courgettes contain a little calcium, sugar a hint of fat and salt.

As a result, the good news is that courgettes are fine for them to eat.

Make sure the courgette is chopped up into small pieces that are manageable for them to eat.

They can eat the skin and the soft seeds inside as well.