can hamsters eat yellow peppers

Can Hamsters Eat Yellow Peppers?

Yellow peppers are a variety of bell pepper and popular as a food in many different culinary dishes whether cooked or raw.

The main colors of bell peppers are green, yellow, orange and red.

More rarely, color can be brown, white, lavender, or dark purple, depending on the variety of pepper.

Most typically, unripe fruits are green or, less commonly, pale yellow or purple.

So can hamsters eat yellow peppers?

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

In particular, their acidic, water, fat, calcium, sugar, phosphorus, and salt content is of most importance 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 yellow peppers contain a hint of sodium, fat and calcium, a little phosphorus and quite a bit of sugar.

This means that yellow peppers are fine for Robo’s and Syrian hamsters to eat.

Just chop them up into small pieces for them and get rid of the seeds and stalk.

However, they are risky for Winter white dwarf’s, Russian Campbell dwarf’s, and Chinese hamsters to eat as yellow peppers contain too much sugar for these types of dwarf hamster.

They are prone to diabetes and so foods with sugar in them are dangerous for them to eat unfortunately.