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Can My Hamster Eat Beetroot?

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Can Hamsters Really Eat Beetroot?

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Can Hamsters eat Beetroot?

Yes, hamsters can eat beetroot. This food is not toxic to hamsters and does can a large list of beneficial vitamins and minerals. Please remember to feed your hamster this type of vegetable in moderation. One Small Piece of beetroot not bigger than your hamster paws up to two times a month.

Beetroot Comparison Table

We have created a table for you to compare the benefits and negatives of your hamster eating beetroot. Please read through them carefully, so you can decide weather or not beetroot is suitable for your hamster.


  • Contains Vitamin C
  • Folate, Potassium, Magnesium and Iron
  • A healthy snack
  • Source of fiber


  • Be treat aware
  • Wash and peel
  • Never add as part of a daily diet
  • messy
a picture of beetroot

What is Beetroot?

Beetroot (beets), scientifically known as Beta vulgaris, is a root vegetable that is widely cultivated for its edible taproot and leaves. It is characterized by its vibrant purplish-red color, which comes from pigments called betalains. Beetroot has been cultivated for centuries and is a popular ingredient in various cuisines around the world.

The taproot of beetroot is sweet, earthy, and slightly bitter in taste. It can be consumed raw, roasted, boiled, or pickled, making it a versatile vegetable for cooking. Beetroot is commonly used in salads, soups, and as a side dish. It can also be juiced to make a refreshing and nutritious beverage.

In addition to its culinary uses, beetroot is rich in essential nutrients and antioxidants. It is a good source of vitamins and minerals such as folate, manganese, potassium, and vitamin C. It also contains dietary fiber, which aids in digestion. Moreover, beetroot has been associated with several health benefits, including improved blood pressure, enhanced athletic performance, and potential anti-inflammatory properties.

So Is It Safe To Feed My Hamster Beetroot?

It is safe for your hamster to eat beetroot. The only issue we have with this vegetable is that it needs to be fed in moderation. Sure it is full with vitamins and minerals that are good for your hamster, the main issue is that some of these vitamins in large amounts can be hazardous to our hamsters health. Hence why we monitor their consumption

If you want to feed your hamster this tasty treat. First you will need to peel, cut and prepare a slice of beetroot for your hamster. Ensure the beetroot is fresh and cut into a piece suitable for your hamster to hold comfortablly in their hands. This is classed as one serving. You can feed them up to 2 servings of this size per month split between 2 weeks. Do not over feed your hamster.

This is a vegetable quite similar to green beans. So if you are concerned about introucing this into your hamsters diet we would advise against it. Personally we don’t feed our hamster beetroot because it’s a messy food to deal with. So much effort to prepare it for your little fury friend we would much rather feed them on say blueberries or perhaps a piece of cauliflower.

Just remember when introducing your hamster to new foods it is best to introduce them gradually. Some hamsters might have a bad time with certain foods. So we encourage our readers to get a small amount of the food and feed it to their hamster. Wait 48 hours and see if your hamster has had any reactions to the food. If they have not had any issues it is safe to say you can feed them this type of food as part of a balanced diet.

can hamsters eat beetroot


Although beetroot is not toxic for your hamster we would only advise you treat your hamster to a small piece on a rare occasion. It’s not something they should consume on a daily basis. There are so many more healthy snacks that they can enjoy.

Plus when it comes to this vegetable if you don’t buy it fresh and opt for it in jars instead it could have added sugar, making it not suitable for your hamster. We will leave this in the edible food section as it is a rare treat and a tiny piece is safe for your hamster to consume. But never over feed your hamster on this vegetable.


Here at Can My Hamster we help people learn all about their fury little friends. What foods they can eat, what things they can do and how to look after them. Please note though, we are not trained Vets we have just looked after Hamsters for many years. So if your hamster is showing any health concerns ensure you get them to a vet as soon as you can.


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