Higgins Sunburst Gourmet Blend Gerbil & Hamster Food

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About This Item


  • A healthy, all-natural blend of species-appropriate dried mixed fruits, seeds, grains, nuts and pre-cooked legumes.
  • Enhanced with vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
  • Added DHA omega-3 and -6 fatty acids contribute valuable antioxidants.
  • Protected probiotics deliver beneficial gut bacteria.
  • Includes no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.

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Top IngredientsWhite Millet, Oats, Wheat...Timothy Meal, Pearled Barley (Rolled), Oat Groats...Timothy Grass, Oat Groats, Linseed Meal...Dehulled Soybean Meal, Ground Corn, Ground Wheat...Timothy Grass Meal, Soybean Hulls, Wheat Middlings...
Food FormMix, Dried Fruits, Dried VeggiesPelletsPelletsPelletsPellets
Health FeatureDigestive Health, Vitamins & MineralsDigestive Health, Vitamins & MineralsDental & Breath Care, Digestive Health
Small Pet TypeGerbil, HamsterGerbil, HamsterGerbil, HamsterHamster, Mouse, RatRabbit, Guinea Pig, Hamster
Special DietHigh FiberNon-GMO

Questions & Answers

11 Customer Questions

Would this be suitable for an 8 week Syrian Hamster?
Answer by ChewyJun 17, 2018
This food is suitable for hamsters and gerbils of all life stages.

Is this mix vegetarian or is there any meat such as worms in it?
Answer by ChewyDec 19, 2019
This hamster and gerbil food does not feature any animal products.

How long would it last for a Syrian hamster with 50% lab block and 50% this seed mix?
Answer by ChewyJun 07, 2020
The longevity of the bag will depend on the feeding amounts. It is recommended to feed your hamster/gerbil 2 to 3 tbsp of Sunburst per day depending on the age of your pet. Younger animals will eat more.

what is in the food?
Answer by ChewyAug 27, 2019
For a complete list of ingredients, click the “Nutritional Info” tab, next to the “Description” tab, just under the product photos.  

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167 Customer Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By baha on Jul 22, 2023

Horrible experience with WEEVIL infestation

My hamster moved her nest to a different location and she was scratching herself a lot. last night I inspected her nest and found weevils in her nest. I spent hours last night trying to clean up her very large enclosures. Today after I went through all her food packages and inspecting every single one of the them I discovered that SUNBURST food was infested with weevils. hopefully I didn't miss any weevil eggs in there. They are very hard to get rid of once they infest the enclosures. I will never buy this brand again. And from now on I will inspect all food packages before I put food in my hamster cages.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By KC on Aug 28, 2023


This has been my go to brand for 3+ years now— all my hamsters seem to enjoy the food, other than those tiny alfalfa seeds lol. They’re so picky

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jaila on Apr 17, 2023


This product is amazing! ive fed it to my hamsters for 5 years! has a large variety and is a great option! unfortunately it cannot be fed by itself, so id recommend buying Mazuri rat and mouse blocks or any other lab blocks. there is another review about them. in short words, THIS IS ONE OF THE BED HAMSTER FOODS OUT THERE AND YOU SHOULD BUY IT!!!!!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Willow on Apr 27, 2023

My hamster LOVES!!!!!

My hamster loves this food, we have been giving it to her for a while now. It gets her energy up to run on the wheel all night. The only thing that my hamster doesn't like as much is the little seeds. She also likes to hide her food. It is great for hamsters.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Nayeli on Jun 16, 2023

My hamster loves some of the things in this but I hate how he picks out certain stuff so I have to make my own with this mix

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Hannah on Feb 28, 2023

Gerbils love it! Sift out the millet.

I’ve been buying this for my gerbils for a few years and they love it. After about a year and a half I got smart and started to sift out the millet with a colander. I can buy three bags of it and get two bags worth of non-millet. I also mix it with Oxbow Hamster and Gerbils. They get equal portions of each. I may buy the 25lb bag next to save some money but I’m not sure how much longer my boys will be around so I’ll do the math.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Sandra on Mar 24, 2023


I was a fan of it because my hammy liked it but then I started to find red bugs crawling and it’s actually so disgusting. This is the second time it has happened and I’m very disappointed:(

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Mama2 on Feb 24, 2023

Hamster won’t eat millet

I think it’s millet as the little hard brown things that my hamster refuses to eat. He only will eat the seeds and other things and makes a big mess digging thru the food and leaving what he refuses to eat. Won’t get again.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Troy on Jan 15, 2023

Tasty to me

Our hamster doesn't really like millet or the alfalfa crunchies, so this one the one for her. The mix looks pretty tasty (to me) but I have not tried it. However, my hamster dived right in and filled up her pockets. Decent price at B1G1 half off otherwise a bit pricy for pet food.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Milo on Jan 21, 2023

This is the best food I have had for a hamster

I accidentally bought the wrong Sunburst food for my hamster from a local store and Chewy was the quickest option to get him this new food. He loves it and does not waste much at all! He loves how it smells as well!