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...Oat Groats, Striped Sunflower Seeds, Wheat...Timothy Meal, Pearled Barley (Rolled), Oat Groats...Oat Groats, Grain Sorghum, Striped Sunflower Seeds...Oat Groats, White Proso Millet, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal...
Food FormDried Fruits, Dried Veggies, MixNuts, Dried Fruits, Seeds, Grains, Dried Veggies, MixPelletsDried Fruits, Seeds, Grains, MixDried Fruits, Dried Veggies, Seeds, Mix
Health FeatureVitamins & Minerals, Digestive HealthVitamins & MineralsVitamins & Minerals, Digestive HealthVitamins & MineralsVitamins & Minerals, Digestive Health
Small Pet TypeHamster, GerbilGerbil, HamsterGerbil, HamsterHamsterGerbil, Hamster
Special DietHigh Fiber

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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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By aurora on Aug 3, 2022

Really nice quality food for changing things up

I feed a pellet based balanced diet for my gerbil and sprinkle this in 3 ish times a week for both a treat and the nutrients of fresh seed. Truly covered both those categories and has bigger pieces to allow for some chew time and something to do. Also a nice sized bag if you feed how I feed, if you feed straight seed this I feel would be easily picked through and you'll have a fat kiddo on your hands in no time, and the size wouldn't last you long if you have multiples and only feed this.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By DianaS on Jul 25, 2022

Too many seeds

I ordered this food because it appeared to be a good mix of all types of seeds but when I received it the bag is probably about 75% bird seed, and my gerbils won't eat the bird seed, They only eat the dried fruit and the larger seeds like the pumpkin and sunflower of which there is very little so I am throwing out most of the mix. It is a lot of filler and not a lot of anything else. Very dissappointed.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By svenandomen on Sep 7, 2022

hamster did not complain

Hamsters don’t seem to mind much when it comes to the types of food they are eating but mine did love this one more than others.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By KTribe on May 19, 2022

Bird Seed with some dried veggies and seeds tossed in

Maybe hamsters enjoy millet, but my gerbils do NOT. At least 2/3 of the bag is millet. I usually end up using the millet to put in my bird feeders and even the birds aren't crazy about it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Hamsters on Jun 21, 2022

Hamster food

Higgins Sunburst Gourmet blend is the best food on the market for hamsters! My hamsters eat it all and they are healthy and happy!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Adam on Feb 20, 2022

Best store-bought hamster food you can find

I highly recommend this mix over basically any other store bought hamster food. High variety, and has the most protein out of just about any other commercially available hamster seed mixes. That being said, this seed mix will not provide enough protein on it's own (same with just about every other commercial hamster food) so supplement it with a lab block as well. My hamster absolutely loves this mix, he will eat everything except for the brown pellets (i believe they're timothy hay pellets? I'm talking about the pieces that look sort of like guinea pig pellets). I also noticed this mix contains a particularly high amount of millet seeds compared to the rest of the other types of seeds in this mix. my hamster likes the millet seed so that isnt a problem for me, however it's something to take note of if you know that your hamster doesnt like millet

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Kayla on Apr 5, 2022

if you know, you know

THIS is the food we recommend in the hamster keeping hobbyist community, this should not be fed on its own. You should also have a lab block or pellet to go with it, hamsters need 24% protein to live the healthiest life. Good lab blocks to go with Sunburst is Mazuri rat & mouse or Science selective pellets. If your hamster is 1.5 years old or older they should have 20% protein so cut back on lab blocks once a Senior. Hope this helps someone

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Kong on May 16, 2022

hamster food

Love this food just watch out for bugs I have got some bags that’s has had bugs in it but I just freeze for 72 hours and it kills them and it’s good to use

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By racc on Mar 26, 2022

Hamster absolutely loves it

My hamster absolutely loves this mix, switched him from All Living Things mix and Oxbow pellets to this and he refuses to eat oxbow pellets ever since this was his diet. I would recommend this but there is a tad bit too much millet but he doesn't mind it.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Macie on Feb 10, 2022

Higgins Sunburst

This food is one of the best you can be feeding your hamsters and gerbils! All of the other brands out there either have too many pellets, too much junk, or not enough protein. This brand has a good amount of protein, no junk, and not very many pellets. You also need to pair your seed mix with a lab block, I use Mazuri blocks and its a great and healthy diet!