can hamsters eat linseed

Can Hamsters Eat Linseed?

Linseed otherwise known as flax, is a food and fiber crop that is cultivated in cooler regions of the world.

So can hamsters eat linseed?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 2,234 kJ (534 kcal)
Carbohydrates
28.88 g
Sugars 1.55 g
Dietary fiber 27.3 g
Fat
42.16 g
Saturated 3.663 g
Monounsaturated 7.527 g
Polyunsaturated
omega‑3
omega‑6
28.730 g
22.8 g
5.9 g
Protein
18.29 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (143%) 1.644 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (13%) 0.161 mg
Niacin (B3) (21%) 3.08 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (20%) 0.985 mg
Vitamin B6 (36%) 0.473 mg
Folate (B9) (0%) 0 μg
Vitamin C (1%) 0.6 mg
Minerals
Calcium (26%) 255 mg
Iron (44%) 5.73 mg
Magnesium (110%) 392 mg
Phosphorus (92%) 642 mg
Potassium (17%) 813 mg
Zinc (46%) 4.34 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see, linseed contains a lot of calcium, a huge amount of phosphorus, fat and acidic content and a little sugar.

Its fine if its added to a hamsters food mix in small amounts. But it shouldn’t fed in large amounts to them due to amount of acidic and fat content it contains.