can hamsters eat mushrooms

Can Hamsters Eat Mushrooms?

Last update 5th April 2016. Mushrooms are the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus which is typically produced above ground on soil or not its food source.

There are many different species of mushroom, some of which are poisonous, some of which are sold in supermarkets and grocery stores and used in many different culinary situations.

So can hamsters eat mushrooms?

Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more about what they contain.

In particular, we are interested in their water, acidic, sugar, fat, salt, phosphorus, and calcium content as far as hamsters are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Carbohydrates 4.3 g
Fat 0.1 g
Protein 2.5 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (9%) 0.1 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (42%) 0.5 mg
Niacin (B3) (25%) 3.8 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(30%) 1.5 mg
Vitamin C (0%) 0 mg
Minerals
Calcium (2%) 18 mg
Phosphorus (17%) 120 mg
Potassium (10%) 448 mg
Sodium (0%) 6 mg
Zinc (12%) 1.1 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see mushrooms contain a lot of phosphorus and acid, a hint of calcium and fat.

This means that they are just too acidic for hamsters to eat and will make them sick if they eat them. They should be avoided as a food for them