can hamsters eat radicchio

Can Hamsters Eat Radicchio?

Radicchio is a leaf chicory, sometimes known as Italian chicory, and is a perennial plant.

It is grown as a leaf vegetable which usually has white-veined red leaves.

Radicchio has a bitter and spicy taste, which mellows when the plant is grilled or roasted.

So can hamsters eat radicchio?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 96 kJ (23 kcal)
Carbohydrates
4.48 g
Sugars 0.6 g
Dietary fiber 0.9 g
Fat
0.25 g
Protein
1.43 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin
8832 μg
Thiamine (B1) (1%) 0.016 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%) 0.028 mg
Niacin (B3) (2%) 0.255 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (5%) 0.269 mg
Vitamin B6 (4%) 0.057 mg
Folate (B9) (15%) 60 μg
Vitamin C (10%) 8 mg
Vit E (15%) 2.26 mg
Vit K (243%) 255.2 μg
Minerals
Calcium (2%) 19 mg
Iron (4%) 0.57 mg
Magnesium (4%) 13 mg
Manganese (7%) 0.138 mg
Phosphorus (6%) 40 mg
Potassium (6%) 302 mg
Sodium (1%) 22 mg
Zinc (7%) 0.62 mg

source wikipedia

Radicchio contains a hint of salt, calcium, fat and sugar and a lot of acidic content.

As a result, radicchio is fine for hamsters to eat on an occasional basis,

As a result, its acidity means that they shouldn’t eat it too much and in small amounts at the most.