can hamsters eat lentils

Can Hamsters Eat Lentils?

The lentil is an edible pulse.

It is a bushy annual plant of the legume family, known for its lens-shaped seeds.

It is about 40 cm (16 in) tall, and the seeds grow in pods, usually with two seeds in each.

So can hamsters eat lentils?

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 particular interest as far as hamsters are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 1,477 kJ (353 kcal)
Carbohydrates
60 g
Sugars 2 g
Dietary fiber 3.1 g
Fat
1 g
Protein
26 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (76%) 0.87 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (18%) 0.211 mg
Niacin (B3) (17%) 2.605 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (42%) 2.120 mg
Vitamin B6 (42%) 0.54 mg
Folate (B9) (120%) 479 μg
Vitamin C (5%) 4.4 mg
Minerals
Calcium (6%) 56 mg
Iron (58%) 7.54 mg
Magnesium (34%) 122 mg
Phosphorus (64%) 451 mg
Potassium (20%) 955 mg
Sodium (0%) 6 mg
Zinc (50%) 4.78 mg
Other constituents
Water 10.4 g

source wikipedia

As you can see, lentils contain a hint of salt, quite a bit of calcium, a huge amount of phosphorus, and acidic content and a little sugar.

This means that they can eat a few of them on an occasional basis, but lentils unfortunately have no nutritional value for them so are not a good food for them to eat. There are better foods that they can eat.