can hamsters eat potatoes

Can Hamsters Eat Potatoes?

Potatoes a starchy plant tuber that is one of the most important food crops, cooked and eaten as a vegetable. They are a staple food of many different countries around the world.

So can hamsters eat potatoes?

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

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

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 321 kJ (77 kcal)
Carbohydrates
17.47 g
Starch 15.44 g
Dietary fiber 2.2 g
Fat
0.1 g
Protein
2 g
Vitamins
Thiamine (B1) (7%) 0.08 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (3%) 0.03 mg
Niacin (B3) (7%) 1.05 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (6%) 0.296 mg
Vitamin B6 (23%) 0.295 mg
Folate (B9) (4%) 16 μg
Vitamin C (24%) 19.7 mg
Vitamin E (0%) 0.01 mg
Vitamin K (2%) 1.9 μg
Minerals
Calcium (1%) 12 mg
Iron (6%) 0.78 mg
Magnesium (6%) 23 mg
Manganese (7%) 0.153 mg
Phosphorus (8%) 57 mg
Potassium (9%) 421 mg
Sodium (0%) 6 mg
Zinc (3%) 0.29 mg
Other constituents
Water 75 g

source wikipedia

As you can see, potatoes contain a lot of water, quite a lot of phosphorus and acidic content and a hint of fat.

This means that they are not a good for hamsters to eat unfortunately. The amount of water content that they have means that they will give hamsters diarrhea if they are eaten. A food to avoid.