Can Hamsters Have Broccoli?

YES, Hamsters can eat Broccoli

It can be a delicious treat for them as long as it is given to them in the correct quantities. It has many health benefits but needs to be fed in moderation!

Ensure that the broccoli is:

  • Clean – you should clean all fruit and veg before feeding to your hamster.
  • Unsalted – salt is very dangerous for your hamster.
  • Unsweetened – with no extra sugars.

you give your hamster a tiny piece at the start to see if they like broccoli.

Only give a small amount to your hamster at first, this is to figure out if they like broccoli. There’s no point giving your hamster a lot of it if they just ignore it!

The amount of broccoli that you can feed your hamster depends on their size.

  • You can give your Syrian around a teaspoon of broccoli 3 times a week.
  • Give your Robo around a teaspoon of broccoli 2 times a week.
  • Dwarf Hamsters, including Campbell Dwarf’s, Chinese Hamsters, and Winter White Russian Hamsters, can only have 1/2 a teaspoon of broccoli a week. This will help to protect their digestive system.

Some of the benefits of Broccoli include:

  • Antioxidants. These protect the body against the effects of aging, including cancer.
  • Calcium. This protects your hamster’s bones and teeth and ensures that they are wrong!
  • Vitamin C. This provides many benefits but mainly helps your hamster’s immune system
  • Dietary fibers. These help your hamster’s digestive tract and protect their digestive system
  • Potassium. This improves your hamster’s blood.

Here are some risks to feeding your hamster too much broccoli

  • Diarrhea. This is because broccoli contains a lot of water. Too much water can result in diarrhea and dehydration.
  • Fill up your hamster. This means that they won’t get the full range of vitamins that their hamster food provides them.
  • Choking. If you don’t cut the broccoli small enough then there is a possibility of choking. Hamsters cannot vomit so this is dangerous.
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Give your hamster dried broccoli, broccoli stalks, and broccoli florets. These are all fine.

Don’t give broccoli juice to your hamster. Juice removes a lot of the vitamins from the vegetable and can result in your pet having too much water! Stick to normal broccoli!

There are many benefits to broccoli including vitamin C, antioxidants, and calcium but beware of feeding too much