can hamsters eat wild rice

Can Hamsters Eat Wild Rice?

Wild rice are four species of grasses forming the genus Zizania, and the grain that can be harvested from them.

The grain was historically gathered and eaten in both North America and China.

While now a delicacy in North America, the grain is eaten less in China,:165 where the plant’s stem is used as a vegetable.

So can hamsters eat wild rice?

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 423 kJ (101 kcal)
21.34 g
Dietary fiber 1.8 g
0.34 g
3.99 g
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin
64 μg
Thiamine (B1) (5%) 0.052 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (7%) 0.087 mg
Niacin (B3) (9%) 1.287 mg
Vitamin B6 (10%) 0.135 mg
Folate (B9) (7%) 26 μg
Vitamin C (0%) 0 mg
Vitamin E (2%) 0.24 mg
Calcium (0%) 3 mg
Iron (5%) 0.6 mg
Magnesium (9%) 32 mg
Manganese (13%) 0.282 mg
Phosphorus (12%) 82 mg
Potassium (2%) 101 mg
Sodium (0%) 3 mg
Zinc (14%) 1.34 mg
Other constituents
Copper 0.121 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see wild rice contains a lot of phosphorus, a hint of calcium and fat and quite a lot of acidic content.

This means that they can eat it, but only a few grains at a time as it is not great for them to eat. They can eat it raw or cooked.