can hamsters eat yogurt

Can Hamsters Eat Yogurt?

Yogurt is a food produced by bacterial fermentation of milk.

The bacteria used to make yogurt are known as “yogurt cultures”.

Fermentation of lactose by these bacteria produces lactic acid, which acts on milk protein to give yogurt its texture and characteristic tang.

Cow’s milk is commonly available worldwide, and because of this, is the milk most commonly used to make yogurt.

Milk from water buffalo, goats, ewes, mares, camels, and yaks is also used to produce yogurt where available locally.

Milk used may be homogenized or not; both types may be used, with substantially different results. (source)

So can hamsters eat yogurt?

Unfortunately, they can eat it. They can’t handle the texture and it may also make them sick due to the amount of milk it contains. A food to avoid.