can hamsters eat green peppers

Can Hamsters Eat Green Peppers?

Green peppers are unripened bell peppers that are eaten in a wide variety of culinary situations.

They are consumed either raw or cooked in a number of different ways because of their versatility as a food.

So can hamsters eat green peppers?

Let’s take a look at the nutritional data of green peppers and find out more.

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 84 kJ (20 kcal)
Carbohydrates 4.64 g
Sugars 2.4 g
Dietary fiber 1.8 g
Fat 0.17 g
Protein 0.86 g
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin
(2%) 18 μg
(2%) 208 μg
341 μg
Thiamine (B1) (5%) 0.057 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%) 0.028 mg
Niacin (B3) (3%) 0.48 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(2%) 0.099 mg
Vitamin B6 (17%) 0.224 mg
Folate (B9) (3%) 10 μg
Vitamin C (97%) 80.4 mg
Vit E (2%) 0.37 mg
Vitamin K (7%) 7.4 μg
Calcium (1%) 10 mg
Iron (3%) 0.34 mg
Magnesium (3%) 10 mg
Manganese (6%) 0.122 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 20 mg
Potassium (4%) 175 mg
Sodium (0%) 3 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.13 mg
Other constituents
Fluoride 2 µg

source wikipedia

As you can see green bell peppers contain a little phosphorus, sugar and acidic content and a hint of calcium.

This means that for some hamsters, green peppers can be eaten, and for other breeds of hamster, they aren’t so good.

Roborovski’s and Syrian’s

Green peppers are fine for them to eat. Make sure the seeds are stripped away.

Indeed, they can be eaten by Robo’s and Syrians on a frequent basis due to their nutritional content.

Chinese, White winter dwarf’s, and Russian Campbell dwarf’s

Because of their sugar content, green peppers are not so good for them unfortunately and as a result, should be avoided as a food for these breeds of hamster.