What food is best for my hamster?

Most people usually feed their hamster with commercial food that is readily available in any pet store. Indeed, hamsters do not require a variety of different food. Hamsters can easily manage and are not nosy when it comes to their food. However, it is vital to provide them with several other foods to ensure that they do not feel bored with the same taste all the time and also obtain all necessary nutrition in their body. Keep reading to discover the best food for your hamster.

Commercial Food

(1) Pellets – Commercial Hamster Food
Hamster pellets food is the most used and recommended food for hamsters. Hamster pellets food will provide all indispensable nutrition to a hamster, and they are available in a variety of shapes similar to cereals or cookies. Moreover, you need to be conscious that hamsters may refuse pelleted food in the long term as they will find it too mainstream.

(2) Seeds – Commercial Hamster Food
To change the mainstream routine of pellet food for your hamster, you can instead opt for commercial seeds for hamsters. Seeds are available at any pet store. You can also combine different seeds to make one complete and balanced diet for your hamster. 

Treats: Fresh food for your hamster

Do you know what food to give your hamster when you are out of commercial hamster food? Yes, you can indeed offer several human foods to your hamster either as an emergency meal or as a treat. Find below all the fresh food you can provide to your hamster.

NOTE: Never offer junk food or sugary food to your hamster.


(1) Fruits

  • Seedless Grapes
  • Bananas
  • Apples (Remove Seeds)
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries

(2) Vegetables

  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Spinach
  • Lettuce
  • Broccoli

Food that you should not feed your hamster:

  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Sugary Food
  • Salty Food
  • Junk Food
  • Apple Seed

Final Thoughts
As you may deduce, there are several commercial and human foods that you can use to feed your hamster. However, you need to ensure not to provide them with sugary and junk food. Sugary food can lead to diabetes among some hamsters. It is also vital to offer a few treats to your adorable hamster regularly to break their daily diet routine.