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Can Hamsters Eat Pasta?

Can Hamsters Eat Pasta?

Yes hamsters can eat pasta in moderation. They can also eat it, whether raw or cooked, but if it is cooked, I advise you not to add anything to it, such as spices and salt, because this will harm the hamster. Pasta contains many vitamins and proteins that benefit hamsters, but also contains It is high in fat, so you should only give it to hamsters once a week

Nutritional value

Nutritional value per 100 g 

  1. Energy 660 kJ (160 kcal)
  2. Carbohydrates30.9 g
  3. Starch 26.0 g
  4. Sugars 0.6 g
  5. Dietary fiber 1.8 g
  6. Fat0.9 g
  7. Protein
  8. 5.8 g
  9. Vitamin B6 4%0.05 mg
  10. Vitamin C 0%0 mg
  11. Vitamin E 0%0.06 mg
  12. Calcium 1%7 mg
  13. Iron 4%0.5 mg
  14. Magnesium 5%18 mg
  15. Manganese 15%0.32 mg
  16. Phosphorus 8%58 mg
  17. Potassium 1%44 mg
  18. Sodium 0%1 mg
  19. Zinc 5%0.5 mg
  20. Water 62 g

is Pasta good for hamsters?

Pasta is very safe, whether raw or cooked, but you should not add salt or spices to it. Pasta contains a lot of yams and proteins that benefit hamsters, such as calcium, phosphorus, iron and potassium

But you should not give it too much to hamsters because it does not contain the vitamin C that it needs and cannot produce it naturally, so it needs from an external source, and pasta does not contain vitamin C.

risks of Pasta for hamsters

There are no big risks, but if the pasta contains salt, spices or any other additive, it will cause the hamster many problems such as diarrhea and obesity

Pasta may cause hamster stones, if you give the hamster another food with pecans that contains oxalates, oxalates are organic substances that prevent calcium from being absorbed from the body, which causes calcium to accumulate in the body and causes bladder stones, so you must be careful and do not give the hamster any food with Pasta that contains oxalates such as broccoli Or spinach

correct diet for hamsters

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
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