This food is great! I originally picked it out because it is one of few brands that doesn't include nuts in it's ingredients. The bag lasts a long time, and it includes all the nutritious ingredients hamsters need. I highly recommend this product.
Oxbow is definitely the best balanced diet there is out there, is veterinarian formulated to meet all your hamster needs, this food can be fed alone, there are some people that say that you should mix it up with a seed mix, do not do so.This hamster food is formulated to meet your hamster needs, it has the right protein level,the right fat and fiber levels,if you add a seed mix your hamster will gain weight,i recommend this food to anyone who wants their pets to live a healthy long life.If your hamster is a picky eater, don't worry, you need to mix it up with the old food as it shows in the Oxbow bag, never let your hamster train you! Hope this helps!!
My hamster loved this food. It was his main diet. I bought two bags. My hamster died after one year. One bag lasted one whole year. (his whole life) I even have a little left over. I love this product so much. Its not only great for hamsters health but also a very good price.
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this food is great but only good as a mixed food. i dont reccomend this as a stand alone food for 2 reasons. 1st the proteins and percentages are to low. hamsters food should have 17-22 percent of protein in there food. and i only suggest foods with tons of seeds and varieties as hamster will get bored of this food and may stop eating it. i suggest putting about 1-3 of these in there food diet per day.
This is the absolute best food to feed your hamster! It has all the vitamins and minerals your hamster needs to live a long healthy life. You don't need to add extra vitamin drops because this food has it all. My hamster used to just eat the seeds and corn and avoid the pellets from her old hamster food.When I took my hamster Sophie to the vet this was the brand of food they recommended. Definitely buy this food, it is amazing!!
My long haired syrian hamster loves this! I purchased this food because they had it in the cage i got my hamster from. he absolutely loves it and it is so cute when he stuffs his cheek pouches with it they look so big!
I have two gerbils named Stormfly and Zeus who just love this food! This food is healthy (which, although makes me happy, the gerbils could care less about) and the gerbils love it! I feed them four of these a night (along with some other food too, not just this food, they need variety) and they just LOVE these though. My gerbils love them AND they're healthy! Okay, I'm satisfied!
Oxbow's gerbil/hamster feed is the best of five different types of feed we've tried. I like the fact that it is a mix so there aren't unwanted parts to accumulate in the cage. The gerbils clearly like it, and it is oddly satisfying that the feed smells like fresh hay.
This is an overall very healthy food for hamsters. Hamsters can't pick and choose what they want so they get all their nutrients. The only problem is the protein level is a little low at 15%. Dwarf hamsters need between 17%-22% protein.
I use Oxbow along with Hazel Hamster, plus some fresh proteins (like boiled egg and plain chicken) to supplement.
The only thing is my dwarfs have never really liked Oxbow. One of my dwarfs don't even touch it at all. My other dwarfs leave it almost until last to eat.
I wanted my Gerbils, Oatmeal and Nutmeg, to eat healthier. When I fed them mixed food they would always ignore the pellets. I decided to try Oxbow. To my surprise they loved it. I started off in little increments mixed with their old food and now they are completely on the Oxbow. They eat every piece! I am beyond pleased.
My four rats don't hesitate to eat this. I highly recommend it. Hearing them eat it is one of the fun moments with them. One of them hoards it in a corner so she can eat it later. All them take two into their mouths and run off to a spot that is designated as "Their Eating Spot."
It's one of the healthiest food for them. It doesn't contain corn. Which is not good for a pet rat in the long run. It doesn't have anything that would be deemed as a snacky food. It's a nutritious food that all pet rats should have. Unless of course your rat just doesn't like it.
My very first Syrian was raised in the pet store and for the first month in my care on a pelleted mixture with lots of fatty seeds, artificial colors, sugary bits, etc. When I learned that a pelleted diet is healthier, I immediately switched (gradually) to Oxbow Healthy Handfuls and although it wasn't as yummy for him he was very healthy and seemed to have more energy. He ended up living to the ripe old age of 2 years and 8 months on this food supplemented with fresh fruits & veggies, a few seeds, carrot puffs, the occasional sugary treat, and freeze dried mealworms.
I now have 2 young Chinese hamsters, and although they haven't lived long enough for me to really tell how it's working for them, it seems to be great.
Just a note about Oxbow is that the protein level is rather low, around 15%. (The proper range is 15-20%.) You have to make sure the hamster/gerbil's diet is supplemented with some mealworms, unsalted bits of cooked meat (remember to never feed pork), etc. to maintain a good protein balance.
My rat Skippy was a rescue and his previous owners never fed him so it has been very difficult getting him the correct nutrition. We started with a homemade mix which was great at first then he became more particular about what parts he ate, then we did lab blocks which he didn't seem very fond of at all, so the rescue we worked with told us to try this Oxbox for Adult Rats. AMAZING! He gobbled up the whole bowl overnight! Not only does he like the taste but the nutrition is exceptional! We still add extra veggies and some fruits, but overall this diet can be used a staple diet with minimal additions if any.