can hamsters eat string beans

Can Hamsters Eat String Beans?

String beans are various beans eaten in their fibrous pods, such as scarlet runners.

So can hamsters eat string beans?

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 particular 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 string beans contain quite a bit of phosphorus and acidic content, a little calcium, and a hint of fat.

This means that they can eat string beans. Just make sure they are washed thoroughly and that they don’t eat too many. A few at a time will suffice for them due to their acidic content.