Can Hamsters Eat Olives

Can Hamsters Eat Olives

Olives grow on trees and are a salty snack that many people enjoy eating by themselves or even putting in a drink like a martini. But can hamsters eat olives? Let’s discuss the nutritional facts first and then get to the answer.

Olives in particular contain sugar, calcium, acidic content, water, fat, and phosphorus content. These are the elements most important looking at when it comes to considering a hamsters well being.

And here are the nutritional facts about olives:

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 609 kJ (146 kcal)
3.84 g
Sugars 0.54 g
Dietary fiber 3.3 g
Fat 15.32 g
Saturated 2.029 g
Monounsaturated 11.314 g
Polyunsaturated 1.307 g
1.03 g
Vitamin A equiv.
lutein zeaxanthin
(3%) 20 μg
(2%) 231 μg
510 μg
Thiamine (B1) (2%) 0.021 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (1%) 0.007 mg
Niacin (B3) (2%) 0.237 mg
Vitamin B6 (2%) 0.031 mg
Folate (B9) (1%) 3 μg
Choline (3%) 14.2 mg
Vitamin E (25%) 3.81 mg
Vitamin K (1%) 1.4 μg
Calcium (5%) 52 mg
Iron (4%) 0.49 mg
Magnesium (3%) 11 mg
Phosphorus (1%) 4 mg
Potassium (1%) 42 mg
Sodium (104%) 1556 mg

Source: Wikipedia

As you can see by this information above olives contain a lot of fat and an extreme amount of salt.

Because of these factors hamsters cannot eat olives at all.

Make sure to never feed olives to your hamster as they are bad for their health and could cause long term negative side effects to their health.

When it comes to your hamster is it best to stick with a more regular diet of hamster pellets, timothy hay and fresh water. Some other fruits and vegetables are fine as well.

If you have any questions or concerns about what to feed to your hamster you can always consult with your vet or a local pet shop employee.