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can hamsters eat broccoli ? (benefits and risks )

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can hamsters eat broccoli

 

Can hamsters eat broccoli, is it good for them or not, and can they eat broccoli leaves and stems

can hamsters eat broccoli?

 

 

No Hamsters cannot eat broccoli, although broccoli contains many vitamins and proteins that benefit hamsters, such as vitamin C, K, A, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorous, and antioxidants, but I do not recommend that you offer it to hamsters because broccoli contains a high percentage of oxalates.
Oxalates are organic substances that prevent calcium from being absorbed, causing calcium to accumulate in the body, causing bladder stones, Urinary problems to hamsters
Some people advise that you offer broccoli to hamsters only once a month to take advantage of the valuable vitamins, proteins and antioxidants present in broccoli, so the decision is up to you.

can hamsters eat broccoli stems

Broccoli stalks also contain a high percentage of oxalates, so I do not advise you to offer them to a hamster as well ,also Broccoli stems are difficult to digest. Even if you cut them into small pieces, it may cause the hamster to suffocate

can hamsters eat broccoli leaves

 

Broccoli leaves contain high nutritional value, but also contain a high percentage of oxalates, so the hamster will not benefit from the vitamins and minerals in broccoli leaves, but may cause him to have bladder stones, so I do not advise you to offer it to hamsters

is broccoli good for hamsters

Broccoli is useful and harmful at the same time, but the resulting damage is more than the benefit, so I advise you to stay away from broccoli and never give it to hamsters
Broccoli contains many vitamins and proteins that benefit hamsters, such as vitamin C, which the hamster needs and cannot produce it naturally, so it needs from an external source. It also contains calcium and antioxidants that protect from injury from many diseases such as cancer and also contains vitamin K, A, magnesium, iron and phosphorous But broccoli contains a high percentage of oxalates that prevent calcium from being absorbed, which causes calcium to accumulate in the body and causes bladder stones.

Nutritional value

Nutritional value per 100 g
  1. Energy 141 kJ (34 kcal)
  2. Carbohydrates 6.64 g
  3. Sugars 1.7 g
  4. Dietary fiber 2.6 g
  5. Fat 0.37 g
  6. Protein 2.82 g
  7. Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.573 mg
  8. Vitamin C 89.2 mg
  9. Vitamin E 0.78 mg
  10. Vitamin K 101.6 μg
  11. Calcium     47 mg
  12. Iron          0.73 mg
  13. Magnesium 21 mg
  14. Manganese 0.21 mg
  15. Phosphorus 66 mg
  16. Potassium        316 mg
  17. Sodium            33 mg
Conclusion
I do not advise you to give broccoli to hamsters because it does more harm than good, although it contains many vitamins and proteins that benefit hamsters, but it contains oxalates that cause bladder stones
There are some people who advise that you give broccoli to hamsters only once a month to benefit from the vitamins, so the decision is up to you.

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 stone

 

 

 

 

 

 

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