can hamsters eat olives

Can Hamsters Eat Olives?

Olives are a species of small tree that is found in much of Africa, the Mediterranean Basin from Portugal to the Levant, the Arabian peninsula, and Southern Asia as far as China.

The fruit of the olive tree is of significant agricultural importance in the Mediterranean region particularly as the source of olive oil. They are also eaten in a number of different culinary situations throughout the world, and are extremely popular.

So can hamsters eat olives?

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 most interest as far as hamsters are concerned.

Once we have this information we can see if they are appropriate for all species of pet hamster to eat.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 609 kJ (146 kcal)
Carbohydrates
3.84 g
Sugars 0.54 g
Dietary fiber 3.3 g
Fat
15.32 g
Saturated 2.029 g
Monounsaturated 11.314 g
Polyunsaturated 1.307 g
Protein
1.03 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(3%) 20 μg
(2%) 231 μg
510 μg
Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.021 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (1%) 0.007 mg
Niacin (B3) (2%) 0.237 mg
Vitamin B6 (2%) 0.031 mg
Folate (B9) (1%) 3 μg
Choline (3%) 14.2 mg
Vitamin E (25%) 3.81 mg
Vitamin K (1%) 1.4 μg
Minerals
Calcium (5%) 52 mg
Iron (4%) 0.49 mg
Magnesium (3%) 11 mg
Phosphorus (1%) 4 mg
Potassium (1%) 42 mg
Sodium (104%) 1556 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see, olives contain a hint of sugar, an extreme amount of salt, a hint of phosphorus, quite a bit of phosphorus, calcium, acidic content, and a lot of fat content.

This means that they are not good for any species of hamster to eat. They contain too much salt for them and will harm them if they eat them.

A food to avoid as far as all species of hammy are concerned.