can hamsters eat garlic

Can Hamsters Eat Garlic?

Garlic is a species of the onion genus and is close relatives of the onion, shallot, leek, chive, and rakkyo.

Garlic is a staple food in many countries, civilizations and cultures around the world and is used in many different culinary situations mainly as a seasoning.

It has also been used for medicinal purposes. (source)

So can hamsters eat garlic?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 623 kJ (149 kcal)
33.06 g
Sugars 1 g
Dietary fiber 2.1 g
0.5 g
6.36 g
Thiamine (B1) (17%) 0.2 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (9%) 0.11 mg
Niacin (B3) (5%) 0.7 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(12%) 0.596 mg
Vitamin B6 (95%) 1.235 mg
Folate (B9) (1%) 3 μg
Vitamin C (38%) 31.2 mg
Calcium (18%) 181 mg
Iron (13%) 1.7 mg
Magnesium (7%) 25 mg
Manganese (80%) 1.672 mg
Phosphorus (22%) 153 mg
Potassium (9%) 401 mg
Sodium (1%) 17 mg
Zinc (12%) 1.16 mg
Other constituents
Selenium 14.2 μg

source wikipedia

As you can see garlic contains a hint of salt, a large amount of phosphorus, calcium, acidic content, a little fat and sugar.

This means that unfortunately hamsters can’t eat garlic at all.

There is too much calcium, phosphorus and acidic content for them to handle and so will harm them if they eat it and make them sick.

A food to avoid as far as hamsters are concerned.