can hamsters eat red peppers

Can Hamsters Eat Red Peppers?

There are different types of red pepper, but in this post we discuss red bell peppers.

For red chilli peppers and jalapenos, check out the individual posts on them.

So can hamsters eat red peppers?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 84 kJ (20 kcal)
Carbohydrates
4.64 g
Sugars 2.4 g
Dietary fiber 1.8 g
Fat
0.17 g
Protein
0.86 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(2%) 18 μg
(2%) 208 μg
341 μg
Thiamine (B1) (5%) 0.057 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (2%) 0.028 mg
Niacin (B3) (3%) 0.48 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (2%) 0.099 mg
Vitamin B6 (17%) 0.224 mg
Folate (B9) (3%) 10 μg
Vitamin C (97%) 80.4 mg
Vit E (2%) 0.37 mg
Vit K (7%) 7.4 μg
Minerals
Calcium (1%) 10 mg
Iron (3%) 0.34 mg
Magnesium (3%) 10 mg
Manganese (6%) 0.122 mg
Phosphorus (3%) 20 mg
Potassium (4%) 175 mg
Sodium (0%) 3 mg
Zinc (1%) 0.13 mg
Other constituents
Fluoride 2 µg

source wikipedia

As you can see, red bell peppers contain a hint of salt and fat, a little phosphorus and sugar, and a lot of acidic content.

This means that hamsters can eat red bell peppers, but only in small amounts on an occasional basis due to their acidic content.

Just make sure they are chopped up into small pieces and the seeds and stalk are stripped away.