Tofu, also known as bean curd, is a food made by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks.
Tofu has a subtle flavor and can be used in savory and sweet dishes.
So can hamsters eat tofu?
Let’s take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.
In particular, their acidic, calcium, sugar, fat, salt and phosphorus content is of most interest as far as hamsters are concerned.
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 291 kJ (70 kcal)
Saturated 0.5 g
Calcium (13%) 130 mg
Iron (8%) 1.10 mg
As you can see tofu contains quite a lot of calcium and fat.
This means that hamsters can eat it, but only in small amounts.
A few small pieces that they can hold in their paws is sufficient for them due to the amount of fat and calcium that it contains.