Choosing the best hamster food for your furry friend can be overwhelming! There are so many different types of food out there – how do you pick the right one? No worries! We hunted around for you to find the 10 best hamster foods out there. There are great hamster foods for all breeds and sizes of hamsters, dietary needs, and budgets! Before we dive into the reviews, here are some important things to consider before you buy new hamster food.
Type: There are a wide variety of different types of hamster food out there! Most of them contain nutrient-dense pellets that promote healthy chewing and digestion. They may also come with other fun like nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and dried vegetables.
Package Size: We’ll let you know how large each order is so you can stock up! Buying too little food means constant re-ordering, but buying too much food means it may go stale before your hamster has a chance to eat it!
Probiotics: Probiotics help to promote healthy digestion and immune systems in all kinds of animals – even people! Food with added probiotics is a great option for hamsters with digestion problems, or if their breed is prone to having digestion issues.
Container: Many of the foods we reviewed come in bags, which cut down on packaging. They’re also easy to decant into your favorite storage containers. We found some in flip-top containers too, which are easy to store without needing extra containers!
Natural Colors & Flavors: Some companies use dyes to help you see that the different ingredients are mixed in evenly, so your hamster doesn’t get too much of one ingredient. Others rely on natural colors of the foods to give them color and flavor.
Antioxidants: Antioxidants are important to help your hamster live a long, healthy life. You’re probably already familiar with many of them: vitamins C, E, A, beta carotene, and more! We’ll let you know if each food is fortified with extra antioxidants.
Now that you know what’s out there, let’s find the best hamster food mix for your little buddy! We found great options for dwarf hamsters and larger breeds. We even found some great bulk options if you have a few hamsters at home! If you’re short on time, don’t worry! Start off by reading our Top Pick and Budget Pick today, and come back later when you have more time to read the rest. Okay – let’s get to the reviews!