can hamsters eat garbanzo beans

Can Hamsters Eat Garbanzo Beans?

Garbanzo beans are also known as chickpeas and are one of the earliest cultivated legumes.

So can hamsters eat garbanzo beans at all?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 686 kJ (164 kcal)
27.42 g
Sugars 4.8 g
Dietary fibre 7.6 g
2.59 g
Saturated 0.269 g
Monounsaturated 0.583 g
Polyunsaturated 1.156 g
8.86 g
Vitamin A equiv. (0%) 1 μg
Thiamine (B1) (10%) 0.116 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (5%) 0.063 mg
Niacin (B3) (4%) 0.526 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (6%) 0.286 mg
Vitamin B6 (11%) 0.139 mg
Folate (B9) (43%) 172 μg
Vitamin B12 (0%) 0 μg
Vit C (2%) 1.3 mg
Vitamin E (2%) 0.35 mg
Vitamin K (4%) 4 μg
Calcium (5%) 49 mg
Iron (22%) 2.89 mg
Magnesium (14%) 48 mg
Phosphorus (24%) 168 mg
Potassium (6%) 291 mg
Sodium (0%) 7 mg
Zinc (16%) 1.53 mg
Other constituents
Water 60.21 g

source wikipedia

As you can see, garbanzo beans contain a lot of water, phosphorus, and acidic content, quite a bit of calcium and sugar, and a hint of fat.

This means that some hamsters can eat them, but others can’t

Syrian’s and Roborovski’s

Syrian’s and Roborovski hamsters can eat one or two at the most.

Winter white dwarf, Chinese, and Russian Campbell dwarf hamsters

But they shouldn’t be eaten by Winter white dwarf, Chinese, and Russian Campbell dwarf hamsters due to their sugar content. Because these varieties are prone to diabetes, they may make them sick.