can hamsters eat cooked chicken

Can Hamsters Eat Cooked Chicken?

Chicken is the most common type of poultry in the world.

In developed countries, chickens are usually subject to intensive farming methods.

So can hamsters eat cooked chicken?

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

In particular, its acidic, water, sugar, salt, fat, calcium, and phosphorus is of most interest as far as hamsters are concerned.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 916 kJ (219 kcal)
Carbohydrates
0.00 g
Fat
12.56 g
Saturated 3.500 g
Monounsaturated 4.930 g
Polyunsaturated 2.740 g
Protein
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
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv. (6%) 44 μg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (13%) 0.667 mg
Minerals
Iron (9%) 1.16 mg
Sodium (4%) 67 mg
Other constituents
Water 63.93 g

source wikipedia

As you can see cooked chicken is very acidic, high in water content and fat.

This means that they can eat cooked chicken but only in small amounts on an occasional basis due to what is mentioned above.

It is not the best food for them though and we would urge caution in feeding it to your hamster.

There are better foods for them to eat.