Can Hamsters Eat Soybeans?

Can Hamsters Eat Soybeans?

As part of the pea family the Soybeans are edible seeds.

So can hamsters eat soybeans?

Before we can decide we need to look at the nutritional facts and in particular the water, salt, sugar, fat, phosphorus, calcium and acidic content.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 1,866 kJ (446 kcal)
Carbohydrates
30.16 g
Sugars 7.33 g
Dietary fiber 9.3 g
Fat
19.94 g
Saturated 2.884 g
Monounsaturated 4.404 g
Polyunsaturated
omega‑3
omega‑6
11.255 g
1.330 g
9.925 g
Protein
36.49 g
Tryptophan 0.591 g
Threonine 1.766 g
Isoleucine 1.971 g
Leucine 3.309 g
Lysine 2.706 g
Methionine 0.547 g
Cystine 0.655 g
Phenylalanine 2.122 g
Tyrosine 1.539 g
Valine 2.029 g
Arginine 3.153 g
Histidine 1.097 g
Alanine 1.915 g
Aspartic acid 5.112 g
Glutamic acid 7.874 g
Glycine 1.880 g
Proline 2.379 g
Serine 2.357 g
Vitamin A equiv. (0%) 1 μg
Thiamine (B1) (76%) 0.874 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (73%) 0.87 mg
Niacin (B3) (11%) 1.623 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (16%) 0.793 mg
Vitamin B6 (29%) 0.377 mg
Folate (B9) (94%) 375 μg
Vitamin B12 (0%) 0 μg
Choline (24%) 115.9 mg
Vitamin C (7%) 6.0 mg
Vit E (6%) 0.85 mg
Vitamin K (45%) 47 μg
Minerals
Calcium (28%) 277 mg
Iron (121%) 15.7 mg
Magnesium (79%) 280 mg
Manganese (120%) 2.517 mg
Phosphorus (101%) 704 mg
Potassium (38%) 1797 mg
Sodium (0%) 2 mg
Zinc (51%) 4.89 mg
Other constituents
Water 8.54 g
Cholesterol 0 mg

Source: Wikipedia

Conclusion

No, hamsters cannot eat soybeans at all.

It will make them sick because of the large amounts of sugar and water. Additionally the large amounts of acidic content and phosphorus content doesn’t help.

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