Can Hamsters Eat Mustard Greens?

Mustard greens are leaves that are grown in a similar form in African and the Asian sub-continent and used in Asian and African cuisine.

So can hamsters eat mustard greens?

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 110 kJ (26 kcal)
4.51 g
Sugars 1.41 g
Dietary fiber 2 g
Fat 0.47 g
2.56 g
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin
(77%) 618 μg
(69%) 7400 μg
10400 μg
Thiamine (B1) (4%) 0.041 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (5%) 0.063 mg
Niacin (B3) (3%) 0.433 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(2%) 0.12 mg
Vitamin B6 (8%) 0.098 mg
Folate (B9) (2%) 9 μg
Vitamin C (30%) 25.3 mg
Vit E (12%) 1.78 mg
Vitamin K (564%) 592.7 μg
Calcium (12%) 118 mg
Iron (7%) 0.87 mg
Magnesium (4%) 13 mg
Phosphorus (6%) 42 mg
Potassium (3%) 162 mg
Sodium (1%) 9 mg
Zinc (2%) 0.22 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see, mustard greens contain quite a bit of phosphorus, a hint of sodium, fat and sugar, plus a lot of calcium and acidic content.

This means that hamsters can eat mustard greens but only in small amounts on a very occasional basis, due to their acidic and calcium content.

A few small pieces that they can hold in their paws will suffice for them, but remember they are aren’t a food to be fed often to them.