can hamsters eat radishes? (benefits and risks)


Many hamster breeders wonder if a hamster can eat radishes or not, and are radishes good for hamsters or harmful, so I answered all of these questions below.

can hamsters eat radishes?

Yes, hamsters can eat radish, but in moderation, as radish contains a lot of vitamins and proteins that benefit hamsters, such as vitamin C, K, A, calcium, iron and magnesium, and it also contains a small percentage of sugar and salts, so if you give him the radish only once a week it will be good

Some hamsters do not like to eat radish, so you should offer the hamster a small amount of radish to see if he will like to eat radish or not. If he does not like to eat radishes, I advise you not to offer him the radish again and offer him another food

are radishes good for hamsters

Yes, radish is very safe, it contains a high nutritional value that benefits the hamster, as it contains a good percentage of Vitamin C, which the hamster needs and cannot produce naturally, so it needs from an external source and also contains vitamin K and A and a good percentage of calcium that helps to strengthen the bones and also contains iron Magnesium, phosphorus, and an antioxidant that works to protect hamsters from diseases such as cancer

Risks of radishes

As I said, radishes are very safe, but if you give radishes to a hamster a lot, he will have many problems, the most important of which is diarrhea, and he may get bladder stones if he eats other food with radishes that contains oxalates, oxalates are organic substances that prevent calcium absorption, which causes the accumulation of calcium in the body and the formation of bladder stones so if you are You want to serve another food with radishes, so make sure that this food does not contain oxalates
Radish also contains a high percentage of water that may cause hamsters to have diarrhea, so be careful and only give them radish once a week.

Nutritional value

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)

  1. Energy 66 kJ (16 kcal)
  2. Sugars 1.86 g
  3. Fat 0.1 g
  4. Protein 0.68 g
  5. Vitamin B6 0.071 mg
  6. Vitamin C 14.8 mg
  7. Calcium 25 mg
  8. Iron 0.34 mg
  9. Magnesium 10 mg
  10. Manganese 0.069 mg
  11. Phosphorus 20 mg
  12. Potassium 233 mg
  13. Zinc  0.28 mg
  14. Water 95.3 g


Of course, hamsters can eat radish, but in moderation, as only once a week is good. Radish contains many vitamins and proteins that benefit hamsters, but you should give radish to hamsters in moderation, as only once a week is good.

what can hamsters eat

Hamsters need food daily and the diet should be mainly on vegetables with a very small piece of fruit, but I recommend that you do not give him fruit every day only every two days because the fruit contains a high percentage of sugars that may cause him diarrhea and obesity, also you should give the hamster Food that contains a high percentage of vitamin C because it cannot produce vitamin C naturally, so it needs an external source as well. Food must contain a good percentage of calcium to build and strengthen hamster bones. Also, food should not contain oxalates because it prevents calcium absorption, which may cause bladder stones.

The following foods are safe for your hamster to eat
  1. Lettuce (we recommend)
  2. bananas
  3. carrots
  4. Cauliflower
  5. Grapes
  6. Cucumber
  7. apple
  8. Strawberries

Hamsters are one of the best pets that you can raise in your home, as hamsters do not need much experience in order to raise also they do not need much space in the house also they can eat vegetables and fruits, but there are some vegetables and fruits that may be harmful to him