can hamsters eat beef jerky

Can Hamsters Eat Beef Jerky?

Last updated August 18th, 2016. Jerky is lean meat that has been trimmed of fat, cut into strips, and then dried to prevent spoilage.

Normally, this drying includes the addition of salt, to prevent bacteria from developing on the meat.

This is before sufficient moisture has been removed.

The word “jerky” derived from the Quechua word ch’arki which means “dried, salted meat.”

It is popularly known as beef jerky.

All that is needed to produce basic “jerky” is a low-temperature drying method, and salt to inhibit bacterial growth. (source)

So can hamsters eat beef jerky at all?

It isn’t the best food for hamsters to eat, they can nibble it but that is all.

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