Mozzarella is a southern Italian cheese traditionally made from Italian buffalo milk by the pasta filata method
So can hamsters eat mozzerella cheese?
Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.
In particular, their acidic, water, sugar, fat, salt, phosphorus, and calcium content is of most interest as far as hamsters are concerned.
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 300 kcal (1,300 kJ)
Sugars 1 g
Saturated 13.2 g
Monounsaturated 6.6 g
Calcium (51%) 505 mg
Phosphorus (51%) 354 mg
Sodium (42%) 627 mg
Water 50 g
As you can see, mozzerella contains a hint of sugar, a lot of water content, salt, phosphorus, fat and calcium.
This means that it is not a good food for hamsters to eat and shouldn’t be fed purposely to them if you can help it.
If they eat one or two very small pieces they should be fine, but it isn’t a food that hamsters can eat on a regular basis or in large amounts as it will make them sick.