can hamsters eat monkey nuts

Can Hamsters Eat Monkey Nuts?

Monkey nuts are another name for peanuts in their in their shells.

So can hamsters eat monkey nuts?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 2,385 kJ (570 kcal)
Carbohydrates
21 g
Sugars 0.0 g
Dietary fiber 9 g
Fat
48 g
Saturated 7 g
Monounsaturated 24 g
Polyunsaturated 16 g
Protein
25 g
Tryptophan 0.2445 g
Threonine 0.859 g
Isoleucine 0.882 g
Leucine 1.627 g
Lysine 0.901 g
Methionine 0.308 g
Cystine 0.322 g
Phenylalanine 1.300 g
Tyrosine 1.020 g
Valine 1.052 g
Arginine 3.001 g
Histidine 0.634 g
Alanine 0.997 g
Aspartic acid 3.060 g
Glutamic acid 5.243 g
Glycine 1.512 g
Proline 1.107 g
Serine 1.236 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (52%) 0.6 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (25%) 0.3 mg
Niacin (B3) (86%) 12.9 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (36%) 1.8 mg
Vitamin B6 (23%) 0.3 mg
Folate (B9) (62%) 246 μg
Vitamin C (0%) 0.0 mg
Vitamin E (44%) 6.6 mg
Minerals
Calcium (6%) 62 mg
Iron (15%) 2 mg
Magnesium (52%) 184 mg
Manganese (95%) 2.0 mg
Phosphorus (48%) 336 mg
Potassium (7%) 332 mg
Zinc (35%) 3.3 mg
Other constituents
Water 4.26 g

source wikipedia

As you can see, monkey nuts contain a little water, a lot of phosphorus, fat and acidic content, and quite a bit of calcium.

This means that all hamsters can eat them, but just one or two of them at a time. Just make sure they don’t eat the shells though as their jagged edges may hurt them.