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Can Hamsters Really Eat Cheese?

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Can Hamsters Eat Cheese?

Yes, Hamsters can Eat Cheese! Cheddar, Mozzarella and cottage cheese are all safe options for your little fury friend. But don’t feed them blue cheeses or cheese that contains other ingredients. Non of that fake stuff either! But please feed in moderation 1 to 2 tiny pieces a week.

Cheese Comparison Table

We have created a table for you to compare the benefits and negatives of your hamster eating Cheese. Please read through them carefully, so you can decide weather or not Cheese is suitable for your hamster.


  • Tasty Snack
  • Adds variety to your hamsters diet


  • Not all cheeses are safe for your hamster
  • Not much nutritional value
  • high fat content
a picture of cheese

What is Cheese?

Cheese is a popular dairy product that is made from the curdling and coagulation of milk. It has been enjoyed by various cultures around the world for thousands of years. To create cheese, milk is typically acidified and then heated, causing the proteins in the milk, called casein, to coagulate. The coagulated milk is then separated into solid curds and liquid whey. The curds are further processed by draining off the whey, pressing the curds to remove excess moisture, and often adding salt or other ingredients for flavor.

Cheese comes in a wide variety of textures, flavors, and forms. It can be soft and creamy, like Brie or Camembert, or hard and crumbly, like Parmesan or Cheddar. Some cheeses are aged for months or even years to develop complex flavors, while others are enjoyed fresh. This tasty diary product is not only a versatile ingredient in cooking and baking but also a delicious snack on its own or paired with other foods. Its rich and diverse taste profiles, along with its ability to enhance the flavors of dishes, have made this food a beloved culinary staple worldwide.

So Is It Safe To Feed My Hamster Cheese?

Yes you can feed your hamster cheese. But you must feed them this tasty treat in moderation. We recommend you only feed your hamster 1 to 2 small pieces of cheese a week no bigger than their little paws. Cheese can be a great addition to a varied balanced diet.

When it comes to choosing a type of cheese safe for your hamster to eat we recommend the following: cheddar, cottage cheese and mozzarella. These are safe options due to them containing no added ingredients. Do not give your hamster flavoured or spiced cheeses. Don’t give them blue cheeses either like stilton. These could be harmful for your hamster.

Please be aware that feeding your little fury friend too much dairy can be bad for their health. It’s not just a fatty, salty substance but also can cause your hamster to become unwell. That’s why we recommend only a small amount is given on a weekly basis. Never add dairy as part of a daily food for your hamster.

Just remember when introducing your hamster to new foods it is best to introduce them gradually. Some hamsters might have a bad time with certain foods. So we encourage our readers to get a small amount of the food and feed it to their hamster. Wait 48 hours and see if your hamster has had any reactions to the food. If they have not had any issues it is safe to say you can feed them this type of food as part of a balanced diet.

Can my hamster eat cheese?


So the next time your chowing down on a tasty piece of cheese now you know you can offer your hamster a tiny morsel for them to enjoy with you.

But as mentioned above this should not be part of their daily diet and you should only be feeding them hamster size pieces 1 to 2 times a week.

Did you know your hamster can also eat other types of food? Have you ever thought of giving your hamster a small piece of peach?


Here at Can My Hamster we help people learn all about their fury little friends. What foods they can eat, what things they can do and how to look after them. Please note though, we are not trained Vets we have just looked after Hamsters for many years. So if your hamster is showing any health concerns ensure you get them to a vet as soon as you can.


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