can hamsters eat radishes

Can Hamsters Eat Radishes?

Radishes are a swollen pungent-tasting edible root, especially a variety that is small, spherical, and red, and eaten raw with salad.

So can hamsters eat radishes?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 66 kJ (16 kcal)
3.4 g
Sugars 1.86 g
Dietary fiber 1.6 g
0.1 g
0.68 g
Thiamine (B1) (1%) 0.012 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.039 mg
Niacin (B3) (2%) 0.254 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (3%) 0.165 mg
Vitamin B6 (5%) 0.071 mg
Folate (B9) (6%) 25 μg
Vitamin C (18%) 14.8 mg
Calcium (3%) 25 mg
Iron (3%) 0.34 mg
Magnesium (3%) 10 mg
Manganese (3%) 0.069 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 20 mg
Potassium (5%) 233 mg
Zinc (3%) 0.28 mg
Other constituents
Fluoride 6 µg

source wikipedia

As you can see radishes contain a little calcium and sugar, quite a lot of acidic content, and a hint of fat.

This means that Syrian and Roborovski hamsters can eat them without an issue. A few slices at a time is a recommended but too much may make them sick.

However, because of their sugar content it isn’t advisable to give them to WInter white dwarfs, Chinese hamsters, and Russian Campbell dwarf hamsters as they are prone to diabetes.