can hamsters eat yellow split peas

Can Hamsters Eat Yellow Split Peas?

Split peas are an agricultural or culinary preparation consisting of the dried, peeled and split seeds of Pisum sativum, the pea.

Green and yellow split peas are commonly used to make pea soup or “split pea soup”, and sometimes pease pudding, which was commonly prepared in Medieval Europe.

So can hamsters eat yellow split 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 value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 1,425 kJ (341 kcal)
Carbohydrates
60 g
Sugars 8 g
Dietary fiber 26 g
Fat
1 g
Protein
25 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (61%) 0.7 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (34%) 1.7 mg
Folate (B9) (69%) 274 μg
Minerals
Iron

source wikipedia

As you can see yellow split-peas contain a huge amount of acidic content.

This means that they are not good for hamsters to eat and should be avoided if possible as a food for them.