can hamsters eat runner beans

Can Hamsters Eat Runner Beans?

Runner beans have been growing in South America for over 2,000 years, and are a popular garden vegetable in Britain too.

Stronger in flavor and coarser in texture than green beans, they are also much longer and have attractive purple beans inside the pods.

Can hamsters eat runner beans?

We take a look in depth 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 131 kJ (31 kcal)
Carbohydrates
6.97 g
Dietary fiber 2.7 g
Fat
0.22 g
Protein
1.83 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv. (4%) 35 μg
Thiamine (B1) (7%) 0.082 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (9%) 0.104 mg
Niacin (B3) (5%) 0.734 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (5%) 0.225 mg
Vitamin B6 (11%) 0.141 mg
Folate (B9) (8%) 33 μg
Vitamin C (15%) 12.2 mg
Vitamin K (14%) 14.4 μg
Minerals
Calcium (4%) 37 mg
Iron (8%) 1.03 mg
Magnesium (7%) 25 mg
Manganese (10%) 0.216 mg
Phosphorus (5%) 38 mg
Potassium (4%) 211 mg
Zinc (3%) 0.24 mg
Other constituents
Fluoride 19 µg

source wikipedia

As you can see, runner beans contain a little calcium, quite a lot of acidic content and phosphorus, and a hint of fat.

This means that runner beans are fine for them to eat. Just a little at a time though, not too much as too much may make them sick due to the acidic content that they contain.

They are best fed raw but can be fed cooked as long as they don’t have anything added to them.