can hamsters eat okra

Can Hamsters Eat Okra?

Okra is known as ladies fingers, bhendi, bhindi, bamia, ochro, or gumbo and is a flowering plant in the mallow family. It is valued for its edible green seed pods. It is cultivated in tropical and subtropical warm temperate regions around the world.

So can hamsters eat okra?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 138 kJ (33 kcal)
Carbohydrates
7.45 g
Sugars 1.48 g
Dietary fiber 3.1 g
Fat 0.19 g
Protein 2.00 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv. (5%) 36 μg
Thiamine (B1) (17%) 0.2 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (5%) 0.06 mg
Niacin (B3) (7%) 1 mg
Vitamin C (28%) 23 mg
Vitamin E (2%) 0.27 mg
Vitamin K (30%) 31.3 μg
Minerals
Calcium (8%) 82 mg
Iron (5%) 0.61 mg
Magnesium (16%) 57 mg
Potassium (6%) 299 mg
Zinc (6%) 0.58 mg
Other constituents
Water 90.17 g

source wikipedia

As you can see, Okra contains quite a lot of calcium and acidic content, a lot of water content, a hint of fat and a little sugar,

This means that hamsters can eat okra, but only in small amounts on a very occasional basis. This is due to the high water content and acidic content that it has.