can hamsters eat eggs

Can Hamsters Eat Eggs?

Eggs are a popular staple food eaten in various forms around the world.

So can hamsters eat eggs?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 647 kJ (155 kcal)
Carbohydrates
1.12 g
Fat
10.6 g
Protein
12.6 g
Tryptophan 0.153 g
Threonine 0.604 g
Isoleucine 0.686 g
Leucine 1.075 g
Lysine 0.904 g
Methionine 0.392 g

Cystine 0.292 g
Phenylalanine 0.668 g
Tyrosine 0.513 g
Valine 0.767 g
Arginine 0.755 g
Histidine 0.298 g
Alanine 0.700 g
Aspartic acid 1.264 g
Glutamic acid 1.644 g
Glycine 0.423 g
Proline 0.501 g
Serine 0.936 g
Vitamins
Vitamin A equiv. (19%) 149 μg
Thiamine (B1) (6%) 0.066 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (42%) 0.5 mg
Niacin (B3) (0%) 0.064 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (28%) 1.4 mg
Vitamin B6 (9%) 0.121 mg
Folate (B9) (11%) 44 μg
Vitamin B12 (46%) 1.11 μg
Choline (60%) 294 mg
Vitamin D (15%) 87 IU
Vit E (7%) 1.03 mg
Vitamin K (0%) 0.3 μg
Minerals
Calcium (5%) 50 mg
Iron (9%) 1.2 mg
Magnesium (3%) 10 mg
Phosphorus (25%) 172 mg
Potassium (3%) 126 mg
Sodium (8%) 124 mg
Zinc (11%) 1.0 mg
Other constituents
Water 75 g
Cholesterol 373 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see, eggs contain a lot of water, acidic content and phosphorus, quite a bit of salt and calcium, and quite a lot of fat.

This means that eggs are not great for hamsters to eat.

They can eat them hard boiled at most, in small amounts on an occasional basis. Runny eggs are not good for them at all and should be avoided.