Hamster Food

When it comes to choosing the best food for your hamster chums, Burgess Hamster, Gerbil & Mouse comes out on top. In fact, 92% of UK vets recommend our Burgess Excel small pets range. Whether you’re looking for dwarf hamster food or pellets for your Syrian hamster, the best hamster diet should replicate what they’d eat in their natural environment. Wild hamsters eat grasses, seeds and grain. And although they’re often thought of as herbivores, hamsters are actually omnivores, and need protein in their diet to keep them healthy.

A good diet is one that contains nutrition-packed hamster nuggets specially designed for these small rodents. Supplement this with a little top-quality feeding hay to nibble on, which will keep their continually growing teeth in good shape, along with a tiny amount of fresh food a couple of times a week.

It’s best to avoid ‘muesli-style’ hamster food mix varieties as this could encourage selective feeding, where hamsters pick out the bits that are high in sugar and discard the more nutritious elements, leading to an imbalanced diet.

At Burgess, all our high-quality hamster food is nutritionally balanced and made at our factory in the heart of Yorkshire, using only ingredients that meet our stringent specifications.


Hamster Food FAQs

Got a question about choosing hamster pellets or nuggets over other types of food? To help you learn more about feeding them a healthy hamster diet, we’ve put together some really useful answers from our nutrition team at Burgess, the pet care experts.

Need more advice?

If you’re at all unsure about the best way of feeding your hamsters or have any concerns about specific nutritional requirements, ask your local veterinary practice for advice.

Our expert team are also on hand to answer any questions about your hamster’s diet and are available 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday, on +44 (0)1405 862241. Alternatively, use our online contact form to get in touch and we’ll be happy to help.

For more information about caring for your hamster, visit our Hamster Pet Care page.

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