can hamsters eat iceberg lettuce

Can Hamsters Eat Iceberg Lettuce?

Iceberg lettuce is a very popular variety of lettuce that is sold in many different grocery stores and markets around the world.

So can hamsters eat iceberg lettuce?

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

In particular, its 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 55 kJ (13 kcal)
Carbohydrates
2.23 g
Sugars 0.94
Dietary fiber 1.1 g
Fat
0.22 g
Protein
1.35 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(21%) 166 μg
(18%) 1987 μg
1223 μg
Thiamine (B1) (5%) 0.057 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (5%) 0.062 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (3%) 0.15 mg
Vitamin B6 (6%) 0.082 mg
Folate (B9) (18%) 73 μg
Vitamin C (4%) 3.7 mg
Vit E (1%) 0.18 mg
Vitamin K (97%) 102.3 μg
Minerals
Calcium (4%) 35 mg
Iron (10%) 1.24 mg
Magnesium (4%) 13 mg
Manganese (9%) 0.179 mg
Phosphorus (5%) 33 mg
Potassium (5%) 238 mg
Sodium (0%) 5 mg
Zinc (2%) 0.2 mg
Other constituents
Water 95.63 g

source wikipedia

As you can see, iceberg lettuce contains a huge amount of water, a hint of salt, sugar and fat, a little phosphorus and acidic content.

This means they they can’t eat iceberg lettuce unfortunately. It can cause them to have diarrhea and so is best avoided as a food.