can hamsters eat chicken

Can Hamsters Eat Chicken?

Chicken is a popular meat that is eaten all around the world in different countries, cultures and civilizations.

Chickens that are farmed for their meat are called broiler chickens.

These types of chicken will thed to live for six or more years.

However broiler chickens usually take less than six weeks to reach slaughter size.

 A free range or organic meat chicken will usually be slaughtered at about 14 weeks of age.

So can hamsters eat chicken?

Let’s take a look in depth at its nutritional data and find out more.

In particular, its acidic, water, sugar, fat, salt, phosphorus, and calcium content is of most interest.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 916 kJ (219 kcal)
0.00 g
12.56 g
Saturated 3.500 g
Monounsaturated 4.930 g
Polyunsaturated 2.740 g
24.68 g
Tryptophan 0.276 g
Threonine 1.020 g
Isoleucine 1.233 g
Leucine 1.797 g
Lysine 2.011 g
Methionine 0.657 g
Cystine 0.329 g
Phenylalanine 0.959 g
Tyrosine 0.796 g
Valine 1.199 g
Arginine 1.545 g
Histidine 0.726 g
Alanine 1.436 g
Aspartic acid 2.200 g
Glutamic acid 3.610 g
Glycine 1.583 g
Proline 1.190 g
Serine 0.870 g
Vitamin A equiv. (6%) 44 μg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(13%) 0.667 mg
Iron (9%) 1.16 mg
Sodium (4%) 67 mg
Other constituents
Water 63.93 g

source wikipedia

As you can see chicken contains a lot of water, fat and acidic content.

This means that they can nibble it but its not a good that should be fed to the purposely.

Some owners do feed chicken to their hammy’s but it is quite fatty and acidic, so is not that great for them.