Can Hamsters Eat Turkey

Can Hamsters Eat Turkey

Turkey meat is often eaten by people during holidays such as Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Overall turkey can be nourishing for humans to eat but can hamsters eat turkey as well?

In order to answer this question we should look more closely at the salt, fat, sugar, water, acidic, calcium and phosphorus content.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 465 kJ (111 kcal)
Carbohydrates
0 g
Sugars 0 g
Dietary fiber 0 g
Fat
0.7 g
Protein
24.6 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (0%) 0 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (8%) 0.1 mg
Niacin (B3) (44%) 6.6 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (14%) 0.7 mg
Vitamin B6 (46%) 0.6 mg
Folate (B9) (2%) 8 μg
Vitamin C (0%) 0 mg
Minerals
Calcium (1%) 10 mg
Iron (9%) 1.2 mg
Magnesium (8%) 28 mg
Phosphorus (29%) 206 mg
Potassium (6%) 293 mg
Sodium (3%) 49 mg
Zinc (13%) 1.2 mg

Source: Wikipedia

As you can see from the above details turkey contains a large amount of acidic and phosphorus content.

Therefore because of these facts turkey isn’t good for a hamster to eat and it should be avoided.

If a hamster was to nibble on a bit of turkey they should be fine but nothing more as it isn’t good for their health.

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