can hamsters eat pinto beans

Can Hamsters Eat Pinto Beans?

Pinto beans are a medium-sized speckled variety of kidney bean that are popularly used in culinary dishes around the world.

So can hamsters eat pinto beans?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g
Energy 598 kJ (143 kcal)
Carbohydrates
26.22
Sugars 0.34
Dietary fiber 9.0
Fat
0.65
Saturated 0.109
Trans 0
Monounsaturated 0.106
Polyunsaturated 0.188
Protein
9.01
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv. (0%) 0 μg
Vitamin A 0 IU
Thiamine (B1) (17%) 0.193 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (5%) 0.062 mg
Niacin (B3) (2%) 0.318 mg
Vitamin B6 (18%) 0.229 mg
Folate (B9) (43%) 172 μg
Vitamin B12 (0%) 0 μg
Vitamin C (1%) 0.8 mg
Vitamin D (0%) 0 μg
Vitamin D (0%) 0 IU
Vitamin E (6%) 0.94 mg
Vitamin K (3%) 3.5 μg
Minerals
Calcium (5%) 46 mg
Iron (16%) 2.09 mg
Magnesium (14%) 50 mg
Phosphorus (21%) 147 mg
Potassium (9%) 436 mg
Sodium (16%) 238 mg
Zinc (10%) 0.98 mg
Other constituents
Water 62.95 g

source wikipedia

As you can see, pinto beans contain a lot of water and acidic content, phosphorus, quite a lot of calcium, and a hint of fat and sugar.

This means that unfortunately, they are not good for hamsters to eat due to the shear amount of acidic and water content that they contain. A food to avoid feeding them.