can hamsters eat turkey

Can Hamsters Eat Turkey?

Turkey meat, commonly referred to as just turkey, is the meat from turkeys, typically domesticated turkeys. It is a popular poultry product used for culturally significant events such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve as well as for everyday nourishment.

So can hamsters eat turkey?

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 465 kJ (111 kcal)
0 g
Sugars 0 g
Dietary fiber 0 g
0.7 g
24.6 g
Thiamine (B1) (0%) 0 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (8%) 0.1 mg
Niacin (B3) (44%) 6.6 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5) (14%) 0.7 mg
Vitamin B6 (46%) 0.6 mg
Folate (B9) (2%) 8 μg
Vitamin C (0%) 0 mg
Calcium (1%) 10 mg
Iron (9%) 1.2 mg
Magnesium (8%) 28 mg
Phosphorus (29%) 206 mg
Potassium (6%) 293 mg
Sodium (3%) 49 mg
Zinc (13%) 1.2 mg

source wikipedia

As you can see, turkey contains a hint of salt, fat, sugar and calcium, a large amount of phosphorus and acidic content.

This means that turkey is not good for them to eat. It is too acidic for them.

However, if they nibble it they should be fine should they come across it, but don’t intentionally feed it to them.