Quinoa s a species of the goosefoot genus (Chenopodium quinoa), a grain crop grown primarily for its edible seeds.
It is a pseudocereal, similar in some respects to buckwheat, rather than a true cereal, as it is not a member of the true grass family.
So can hamsters eat quinoa?
Let’s take a look at its nutritional data and find out more.
In particular, its acidic, water, sugar, salt, fat, calcium and phosphorus content is of most interest as far as hamsters are concerned.
As you can see quinoa contains a lot of phosphorus and acidic content, a hint of calcium, fat and sugar.
This means it is not the best food for hamsters to eat.
A few grains won’t hurt them but it isn’t a food that should be purposely be fed to them, due to the amount of acidic content that it has.