can hamsters eat pistachios

Can Hamsters Eat Pistachios

Pistachios are the edible pale green seed of an Asian tree of the same name. They are a favorite nut of many and are used in many different culinary situations as well.

So can hamsters eat pistachios?

Let’s take a look and find out more.

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 2,351 kJ (562 kcal)
27.51 g
Sugars 7.66 g
Dietary fiber 10.3 g
45.39 g
Saturated 5.556 g
Monounsaturated 23.820 g
Polyunsaturated 13.744 g
20.27 g
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin
1205 μg
Thiamine (B1) (76%) 0.87 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (13%) 0.160 mg
Niacin (B3) (9%) 1.300 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (10%) 0.52 mg
Vitamin B6 (131%) 1.700 mg
Folate (B9) (13%) 51 μg
Vitamin B12 (0%) 0 μg
Vitamin C (7%) 5.6 mg
Vitamin D (0%) 0 μg
Vitamin E (15%) 2.3 mg
Calcium (11%) 105 mg
Iron (30%) 3.92 mg
Magnesium (34%) 121 mg
Manganese (57%) 1.2 mg
Phosphorus (70%) 490 mg
Potassium (22%) 1025 mg
Zinc (23%) 2.2 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see, pistachios contain a lot of phosphorus, calcium, acidic content and sugar

This means that Syrian and Roborovski hamsters can eat one or two of them on an occasional basis.

However, Winter white dwarf’s, Chinese and Russian Campbell dwarf hamsters cannot eat them due to the amount of sugar that they contain. As these hamsters are prone to diabetes, they will make them sick if they eat them. So pistachios are a food to avoided as far as they are concerned.