Can Hamsters Eat Endive?

Can Hamsters Eat Endive?

There are 2 different main types of endives.

  • Frisee (var crispum)
  • Curly endive

In the United States this vegetable is also sometimes known as chicory.

Broad-leaved endive (known as Escarole) has pale green leaves and is less bitter than other kinds of endives.

So can hamsters eat endives?

Before we can figure that out let’s look a bit closer as the nutritional facts.

In particular we should look at the phosphorus content, salt, water, sugar, fat, acidic content, and calcium.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 71 kJ (17 kcal)
Carbohydrates
3.35 g
Dietary fiber 3.1 g
Fat
0.2 g
Protein
1.25 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv.
beta-carotene
(14%) 108 μg
(12%) 1300 μg
Thiamine (B1) (7%) 0.08 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (6%) 0.075 mg
Niacin (B3) (3%) 0.4 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (18%) 0.9 mg
Folate (B9) (36%) 142 μg
Vitamin C (8%) 6.5 mg
Vit E (3%) 0.44 mg
Vitamin K (220%) 231 μg
Minerals
Calcium (5%) 52 mg
Iron (6%) 0.83 mg
Magnesium (4%) 15 mg
Manganese (20%) 0.42 mg
Phosphorus (4%) 28 mg
Potassium (7%) 314 mg
Zinc (8%) 0.79 mg

Source: Wikipedia

Based on the nutritional facts hamsters can eat endives but only a little bit and not often because of the high acidic content of this veggie.

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