can hamsters eat snap peas

Can Hamsters Eat Snap Peas?

Snap peas, also known as sugar snap peas, are a cultivar group of edible-podded peas that differ from snow peas in that their pods are round as opposed to flat.

So can hamsters eat snap peas?

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 data

Energy 176 kJ (42 kcal)
Carbohydrates
7.55 g
Sugars 4.0 g
Dietary fiber 2.6 g
Fat
0.39 g
Saturated 0.0039 g
Monounsaturated 0.021 g
Polyunsaturated 0.089 g
Protein
2.8 g
Tryptophan 0.027 g
Threonine 0.099 g
Isoleucine 0.161 g
Leucine 0.228 g
Lysine 0.202 g
Methionine 0.011 g
Cystine 0.032 g
Phenylalanine 0.090 g
Tyrosine 0.099 g
Valine 0.273 g
Arginine 0.134 g
Histidine 0.017 g
Alanine 0.058 g
Aspartic acid 0.228 g
Glutamic acid 0.448 g
Glycine 0.072 g
Proline 0.063 g
Serine 0.125 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
lutein zeaxanthin
(7%) 54 μg
(6%) 630 μg
740 μg
Vitamin A 1087 IU
Thiamine (B1) (13%) 0.15 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (7%) 0.08 mg
Niacin (B3) (4%) 0.6 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (15%) 0.75 mg
Vitamin B6 (12%) 0.16 mg
Folate (B9) (11%) 42 μg
Choline (4%) 17.4 mg
Vitamin C (72%) 60 mg

Vit E (3%) 0.39 mg
Vitamin K (24%) 25 μg
Minerals
Calcium (4%) 43 mg
Iron (16%) 2.08 mg
Magnesium (7%) 24 mg
Manganese (12%) 0.244 mg
Phosphorus (8%) 53 mg
Potassium (4%) 200 mg
Sodium (0%) 4 mg
Zinc (3%) 0.27 mg
Other constituents
Water 88.89 g

source wikipedia

Summary

As you can see, snap peas contain a huge amount of water, quite a lot of phosphorus, a little sugar and calcium, and a lot of acidic content.

This means that they are not the best foods for hamsters due to the amount of water content that they have.

If any hamsters can eat them, its Syrian’s and Roborovski hamsters due to the amount of sugar that snap peas contain. A small piece won’t harm them.

Because of their sugar content, Russian Campbell dwarf’s, Chinese hamsters and Winter white dwarf hamsters cannot eat them as they are prone to diabetes and the sugar content may make them sick.