Can Hamsters Eat Yams

Can Hamsters Eat Yams

Yes – hamsters can eat yams but only small amounts on rare occasions. Additionally the pieces need to be small enough to fit into their paws so they can hold the food.

Make sure that you only feed fresh raw yams to your hamsters. Never give cooked yams as they are bad for their health.

Some things to consider is that yams have a lot of acidic content and a hint of fat and sugar and therefore a lot of yams would be bad for their health. Here are some of the nutritional facts below.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 494 kJ (118 kcal)
27.9 g
Sugars 0.5 g
Dietary fiber 4.1 g
0.17 g
1.5 g
Vitamin A equiv. (1%) 7 μg
Thiamine (B1) (10%) 0.112 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.032 mg
Niacin (B3) (4%) 0.552 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (6%) 0.314 mg
Vitamin B6 (23%) 0.293 mg
Folate (B9) (6%) 23 μg
Vitamin C (21%) 17.1 mg
Vit E (2%) 0.35 mg
Vitamin K (2%) 2.3 μg
Calcium (2%) 17 mg
Iron (4%) 0.54 mg
Magnesium (6%) 21 mg
Manganese (19%) 0.397 mg
Phosphorus (8%) 55 mg
Potassium (17%) 816 mg
Zinc (3%)

So as you can see you have to be careful when feeding yams to your hamsters as too much will be bad for their health and not very beneficial to their health.