So can hamsters eat cottage cheese?
Let’s take a look at its nutritional data and find out more.
In particular, its fat, sugar, acidic, calcium, salt, water, and phosphorus content is of most interest as far as hamsters are concerned.
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 412 kJ (98 kcal)
Sugars 2.67 g
Vitamin A equiv.
(5%) 37 μg
(0%) 12 μg
Calcium (8%) 83 mg
Iron (1%) 0.07 mg
Magnesium (2%) 8 mg
Phosphorus (23%) 159 mg
Potassium (2%) 104 mg
Sodium (24%) 364 mg
Zinc (4%) 0.40 mg
As you can see cottage cheese contains a lot of phosphorus and salt content and quite a bit of calcium, fat and sugar.
This means that they can’t eat cottage cheese unfortunately. It will make them sick and so should be avoided.