can hamsters eat parsley

Can Hamsters Eat Parsley?

Parsley is a popular herb that is grown in many different countries. It is used in many culinary situations to add flavor.

So can hamsters eat parsley?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 151 kJ (36 kcal)
Carbohydrates
6.33 g
Sugars 0.85 g
Dietary fiber 3.3 g
Fat
0.79 g
Protein
2.97 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(53%) 421 μg
(47%) 5054 μg
5561 μg
Thiamine (B1) (7%) 0.086 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (8%) 0.09 mg
Niacin (B3) (9%) 1.313 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(8%) 0.4 mg
Vitamin B6 (7%) 0.09 mg
Folate (B9) (38%) 152 μg
Vitamin C (160%) 133 mg
Vit E (5%) 0.75 mg
Vitamin K (1562%) 1640 μg
Minerals
Calcium (14%) 138 mg
Iron (48%) 6.2 mg
Magnesium (14%) 50 mg
Manganese (8%) 0.16 mg
Phosphorus (8%) 58 mg
Potassium (12%) 554 mg
Sodium (4%) 56 mg
Zinc (11%) 1.07 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see, parsley contains a little phosphorus, a lot of calcium and acidic content, a hint of fat and sugar.

This means hamsters can eat parsley but only in small amounts on a very occasional basis.

This is because of its acidic and calcium content.

However, all breeds of hamster can eat parsley.