can hamsters eat dill

Can Hamsters Eat Dill?

Dill is an aromatic annual herb which belongs to the parsley family. It has fine blue-green leaves and yellow flowers and its leaves and seeds are often used for flavoring in culinary dishes and also for medicinal purposes.
So can hamsters eat dill?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 180 kJ (43 kcal)
Carbohydrates 7 g
Dietary fiber 2.1 g
Fat 1.1 g
Protein 3.5 g
Vitamin A 7717 (154%) IU
Thiamine (B1) (9%) 0.1 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (25%) 0.3 mg
Niacin (B3) (11%) 1.6 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(8%) 0.4 mg
Vitamin B6 (15%) 0.2 mg
Folate (B9) (38%) 150 μg
Vitamin B12 (0%) 0 μg
Vitamin C (102%) 85 mg
Calcium (21%) 208 mg
Iron (51%) 6.6 mg
Magnesium (15%) 55 mg
Manganese (62%) 1.3 mg
Phosphorus (9%) 66 mg
Potassium (16%) 738 mg
Sodium (4%) 61 mg
Zinc (9%) 0.9 mg
Other constituents
Copper 0.14 mg (7%)

source wikipedia

As you can see dill contains quite a bit of phosphorus, a little salt, a lot of acidic content and a hint of fat.

This means that they can eat dill but only in small amounts on an occasional basis due to its acidic content. A pinch of dill in their food bowl will suffice every now and again.

Do be careful not to feed them too much.