can hamsters eat garden peas

Can Hamsters Eat Garden Peas?

Garden peas are a popular type of vegetable that are popular around the world. They have rounded pods that are slightly curved in shape with a smooth texture and green color.

So can hamsters eat garden peas?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 339 kJ (81 kcal)
Carbohydrates
14.45 g
Sugars 5.67 g
Dietary fiber 5.1 g
Fat
0.4 g
Protein
5.42 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(5%) 38 μg
(4%) 449 μg
2477 μg
Thiamine (B1) (23%) 0.266 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (11%) 0.132 mg
Niacin (B3) (14%) 2.09 mg
Vitamin B6 (13%) 0.169 mg
Folate (B9) (16%) 65 μg
Vitamin C (48%) 40 mg
Vit E (1%) 0.13 mg
Vitamin K (24%) 24.8 μg
Minerals
Calcium (3%) 25 mg
Iron (11%) 1.47 mg
Magnesium (9%) 33 mg
Manganese (20%) 0.41 mg
Phosphorus (15%) 108 mg
Potassium (5%) 244 mg
Sodium (0%) 5 mg
Zinc (13%) 1.24 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see, garden peas contain a hint of salt and fat, a lot of phosphorus and acidic content, a little calcium, and quite a lot of sugar in them.

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

Syrian’s and Roborovski’s can eat one or two of them on an occasional basis due to the amount of acidic and phosphorus content that they contain.

However, Winter white dwarf’s, Russian Campbell dwarf’s and Chinese hamsters cannot eat them due to their sugar content. They are prone to diabetes and so eating them will harm them