can hamsters eat fennel seeds

Can Hamsters Eat Fennel Seeds?

Fennel seeds are the natural seeds of the fennel plant and are sold as a nutritional food worldwide.

So can hamsters eat fennel seeds?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 1,443 kJ (345 kcal)
52 g
Dietary fiber 40 g
14.9 g
Saturated 0.5 g
Monounsaturated 9.9 g
Polyunsaturated 1.7 g
15.8 g
Thiamine (B1) (36%) 0.41 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (29%) 0.35 mg
Niacin (B3) (41%) 6.1 mg
Vitamin B6 (36%) 0.47 mg
Vitamin C (25%) 21 mg
Calcium (120%) 1196 mg
Iron (142%) 18.5 mg
Magnesium (108%) 385 mg
Manganese (310%) 6.5 mg
Phosphorus (70%) 487 mg
Potassium (36%) 1694 mg
Sodium (6%) 88 mg
Zinc (42%) 4 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see, fennel seeds contain a lot of phosphorus, fat and acidic content, a huge amount of calcium.

This mean that they are not so good for hamsters to eat. A food to avoid feeding them if you can help it due to their high fat, acidic and calcium content.