Can Hamsters Eat Garlic?

Can Hamsters Eat Garlic?

Garlic is closely related to shallot, onion, leek, rakkyo, and chives as part of the onion genus.

This vegetable is a staple of many countries in that its one of the main seasoning ingredients that can drastically change the flavor of your food.

Additionally there are many health benefits to eating garlic. To learn more about garlic check out this article on Wikipedia.

So can hamsters eat garlic?

Let’s first look at the nutritional information surrounding garlic to find out if this veggie is safe to be feeding to your hamster.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 623 kJ (149 kcal)
33.06 g
Sugars 1 g
Dietary fiber 2.1 g
0.5 g
Protein 6.36g
Thiamine (B1) (17%) 0.2 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (9%) 0.11 mg
Niacin (B3) (5%) 0.7 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(12%) 0.596 mg
Vitamin B6 (95%) 1.235 mg
Folate (B9) (1%) 3 μg
Vitamin C (38%) 31.2 mg
Calcium (18%) 181 mg
Iron (13%) 1.7 mg
Magnesium (7%) 25 mg
Manganese (80%) 1.672 mg
Phosphorus (22%) 153 mg
Potassium (9%) 401 mg
Sodium (1%) 17 mg
Zinc (12%) 1.16 mg
Other constituents
Selenium 14.2 μg

As you can see from the nutritional data above garlic contains a large amount of calcium, acidic content and phosphorus content.


No, hamsters cannot eat garlic at all.

There is just too much calcium and phosphorus content within this veggie that it would harm your hamster if they were to eat garlic. It will make them sick.

Therefore make sure you avoid feeding this vegetable to your hamster.