can hamsters eat lima beans

Can Hamsters Eat Lima Beans?

Lima beans are an edible flat whitish bean. They are also called butterbeans or sieva beans and are eaten as a vegetable.

Can hamsters eat lima beans at all?

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 482 kJ (115 kcal)
Carbohydrates
20.88 g
Sugars 2.9 g
Dietary fiber 7 g
Fat
0.38 g
Protein
7.8 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (14%) 0.161 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (5%) 0.055 mg
Niacin (B3) (3%) 0.421 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(8%) 0.422 mg
Vitamin B6 (12%) 0.161 mg
Folate (B9) (21%) 83 μg
Vitamin E (1%) 0.18 mg
Vitamin K (2%) 2 μg
Minerals
Calcium (2%) 17 mg
Iron (18%) 2.39 mg
Magnesium (12%) 43 mg
Manganese (25%) 0.516 mg
Phosphorus (16%) 111 mg
Potassium (11%) 508 mg
Sodium (0%) 2 mg
Zinc (10%) 0.95 mg
Other constituents
Fluoride 2.2 µg

source wikipedia

As you can see lima beans contain a lot of phosphorus and acidic content, a hint of sodium, sugar and calcium.

This means that lima beans are not good for hamsters to eat due to their acidic content. They will make them sick if they are eaten.