Fenugreek is used as an herb (dried or fresh leaves), spice (seeds), and vegetable (fresh leaves, sprouts, and microgreens).
So can hamsters eat fenugreek?
Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.
In particular, their acidic, water, sugar, salt, phosphorus, calcium, and fat content is of most interest as far as hamsters are concerned.
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 205 kJ (49 kcal)
Calcium (40%) 395 mg
Iron (15%) 1.93 mg
Phosphorus (7%) 51 mg
Water 88.7 g
As you can see, fenugreek contains a lot of water, calcium, quite a bit of phosphorus. This means it is not the best food for hamsters to eat and will cause them diarrhea if they eat fenugreek leaves due to its water content.
They can have one or two seeds at the most but that will suffice.