Essentials - Hamster and Gerbil Food

Oxbow’s complete and balanced hamster & gerbil food is formulated to meet your pet’s unique nutritional needs. We combine hand-selected Timothy Hay with wholesome barley and oats to provide vital nutrients. In this bag, and beyond, we promise only the best for your pet. Sizes: 1 lb, 15 lb

  • Nutrition
  • Feeding

Premium Ingredients

  • Timothy Hay = Beneficial Fiber
  • Oat and Barley = Superior Energy Source
  • Canola Products = Complete Protein and Healthy Fat


Timothy Meal, Pearled Barley (Rolled), Oat Groats, Canola Meal, Flax Seed Meal, Canola Oil, Wheat Gluten, Calcium Carbonate, Millet, Salt, Flax Seed, Brewer's Dried Yeast, Sodium Bentonite, Mixed Tocopherols (preservative), Hydrolyzed Yeast, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Zinc Sulfate, Zinc Proteinate, Niacin, Copper Sulfate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Manganous Oxide, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Magnesium Sulfate, Copper Proteinate, Vitamin A Supplement, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Proteinate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Cobalt Carbonate, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Calcium Iodate, Rosemary Extract

Guaranteed Analysis

  • Crude Protein (min) 15.00%
  • Crude Fat (min) 4.50%
  • Crude Fiber (min) 10.00%
  • Crude Fiber (max) 15.00%
  • Moisture (max) 10.00%
  • Calcium (min) 0.60%
  • Calcium (max) 1.00%
  • Phosphorus (min) 0.40%
  • Vitamin A (min) 10,000 IU/kg
  • Vitamin D (min) 900 IU/kg
  • Vitamin E (min) 190 IU/kg

Feeding Directions

AnimalYoung (under six months)
Adult (over six months)
Small HamsterUnlimited1/8 cup
Gerbil/Large HamsterUnlimited1/3 cup

Please note that these are guidelines.  If your hamster or gerbil is overweight or underweight, please contact your veterinarian or Oxbow for more specific feeding information.

Note: Hamsters are known to hoard and hide their food, particularly females or those housed with other hamsters. Be sure to check for stockpiles of food and adjust daily rations as required.