can hamsters eat cucumber

Can Hamsters Eat Cucumber?

Cucumber is a long, green-skinned fruit that has a watery flesh and is usually eaten raw in salads or pickled.

So can hamsters eat cucumber?

Let’s take a look in depth at their nutritional data and find out more.

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 65 kJ (16 kcal)
3.63 g
Sugars 1.67
Dietary fiber 0.5 g
0.11 g
0.65 g
Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.027 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.033 mg
Niacin (B3) (1%) 0.098 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(5%) 0.259 mg
Vitamin B6 (3%) 0.04 mg
Folate (B9) (2%) 7 μg
Vitamin C (3%) 2.8 mg
Vitamin K (16%) 16.4 μg
Calcium (2%) 16 mg
Iron (2%) 0.28 mg
Magnesium (4%) 13 mg
Manganese (4%) 0.079 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 24 mg
Potassium (3%) 147 mg
Sodium (0%) 2 mg
Zinc (2%) 0.2 mg
Other constituents
Water 95.23
Fluoride 1.3 µg

source wikipedia

As you can see cucumber contains a lot of water, a little phosphorus and acidic content, a hint of salt and fat, and a little sugar.

This means that all breeds of hamster can eat cucumber. However, it must only be fed very occasionally in small amounts.

One piece that they can hold in their paws is sufficient for them.

This is because of the huge amount of water it contains, too much will make them bloated.