Naan, nan or khamiri is from North India and a leavened, oven-baked flatbread found in the cuisines of West, Central and South Asia.
So can hamsters eat naan bread?
Let’s take a look at its nutritional data and find out more.
In particular, its 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)
Dietary fiber 2.2
Thiamine (B1) (68%) 0.78 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (43%) 0.51 mg
Niacin (B3) (39%) 5.84 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (0%) 0 mg
Vitamin B6 (7%) 0.095 mg
Folate (B9) (0%) 0 μg
Vitamin E (5%) 0.79 mg
Vitamin K (0%) 0 μg
Calcium (8%) 84 mg
Iron (25%) 3.25 mg
Magnesium (8%) 27 mg
Manganese (0%) 0 mg
Phosphorus (14%) 100 mg
Potassium (3%) 125 mg
Sodium (31%) 465 mg
Zinc (9%) 0.81 mg
As you can see, naan bread contains a little fat and sugar, quite a lot of phosphorus, calcium, and a lot of acidic content
This means that it is fine for Syrian’s and Roborovski’s, but only plain naan is okay for them to eat.
Don’t give them too much though as it is very acidic. Only small amounts is recommended.
However, other Chinese, Winter white dwarf’s and Russian Campbell dwarf hamsters should avoid naan bread due to its sugar content, as they are prone to diabetes and it could harm them.