Kaytee Food From the Wild Hamster Food, 2-lb bag

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About This Item


  • Wild hamster food that gives your furry friend a meal that matches her natural diet.
  • Features a blend of hand-selected sunflower seeds, peanuts, pumpkin seeds, carrots and roses.
  • Provides comprehensive nutrition and natural probiotics to support digestive health.
  • Contains no added sugar, fillers or artificial preservatives because your paw-tner deserves nothing but the best.
  • Encourages healthy foraging activity in your companion.

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About Kaytee Food From the Wild Small Animal 

For the Forager in Your Family

The animal nutrition experts at Kaytee developed Food From the Wild blend for the forager in your family. Inspired by the ancestral feeding habits of small animals in their natural habitats, these foraging blends are crafted with premium timothy hay-based pellets plus a medley of whole fruit, vegetable and flower pieces.

A Health-Focused Medley

Foraging is a core instinct of small animals and essential to their overall health and wellness. In the wild, your pet would forage a complex range of nutrients from a variety of grasses, bushes and leafy shrubs for optimal health. Each of these Food From the Wild medleys offers a diverse range of ingredients to support mental and physical health.

Meet Your Pet’s Unique Dietary Needs

Rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters and chinchillas come from unique and varied geographical regions. Kaytee Food from the Wild foraging blend contains nutritious and tasty ingredients chosen to help meet your pet’s unique dietary needs. With no added fillers or artificial preservatives, it’s a natural choice for your small animal. Made by the veterinarian-recommended brand that has been innovating small pet foods for over 150 years.

About Kaytee

Kaytee is all for the small, and their commitment to small animals has inspired nutritional innovations for over 150 years. A complete line of products, including food, hay, treats, bedding, toys, habitats and accessories helps keep your treasured companions active, comfy and safe. Their focus on expertise and state-of-the-art processing means quality is built into every product. Kaytee puts animals first, and they are dedicated to ensuring the health, security and comfort of your pet!

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Top IngredientsSun-cured Timothy Grass Hay, Sunflower Seed, Rolled Oat Groats...Ground Wheat, Toasted Wheat, Flaked Peas...Cereals, Vegetables, Derivatives Of Vegetable Origin...Milo, Corn, Wheat...Milo, Wheat, Wheat Middlings...
Food FormMix, Nuts, Dried Veggies, Flowers & Herbs, SeedsMix, Nuts, Dried Veggies, SeedsPelletsSeeds, N/AMix, Dried Fruits, Dried Veggies, Grains, Seeds
Health FeatureDigestive HealthVitamins & MineralsHigh-Energy, Vitamins & MineralsDigestive Health, Skin & Coat Health
Small Pet TypeHamsterHamsterHamsterHamsterHamster

Questions & Answers

2 Customer Questions

Why is hay in this food?Hamsters don’t need hay
Answer by ChewyNov 26, 2020
Hay is not a necessity for hamster's but does provide some nutritional value to them, mostly minerals and fibers. 

Is this food safe for gerbils to consume?
Answer by ChewyDec 16, 2022
This food is formulated specifically for hamsters.

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Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars
12 Ratings
Would recommend to a friend

12 Customer Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Good on Feb 3, 2022

Not as described

It says it has pumpkin seed, sunflower seeds, peanuts, rose petals, and carrots. When I opened the bag it is 95% pellets! the seeds, peanuts, petals, and carrots are just sprinkled in there. My hamsters don’t like pellets, so this was a waste of money. Will not buy again!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Spunky on Mar 20, 2022

Yummy's for my hamster

My hamster Saturn loves his nomnom. This food is filled with yummys.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Julia on Feb 6, 2022

my hamster loves it

my hamster loves this food! the 1st day i had this i gave it to my hamster and he ate a lot of it!

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By sierra001 on Aug 25, 2021

Lots of pellets

This food had a lot of pellets, and only a few seeds, flowers, and nuts. My hamster are only a handful of the items in this mix, and none of the pellets.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Peaches on Oct 22, 2020

My Winter Whites Love!

My dwarf winter whites love this! I would highly recommend, I've tried other brands and they seem to enjoy this. It has all their favorites in it.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By celena on Sep 19, 2020

Not a lot of variety

Doesn't have a lot of variety and my hamster doesn't like the pellets that make up ~90% of this mix.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Joey on Jul 31, 2020

Great for forging !

This is great for forging for your hammy. i don’t use this for my hammys main food. I like scattering some of this around his enclosure and he seems to love it.

Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By hamster2020 on Apr 21, 2020

check out the oxbow hamster pellets

our syrian hamster liked the Oxbow Essentials Healthy Handfuls Gerbil & Hamster Food better. make sure you supplement the pellets with fresh foods. Hamsters enjoy oatmeal, vegetables, seeds, and even boiled egg and chicken. There are some foods that will make them sick: iceberg lettuce, avocado, citrus, salt, sugar. We ended up giving our hamster a diet w/o pellets b/c someone in the household has a gluten allergy. see review on Oxbow with headline "Got Celiac" for details.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Garbage1000 on Apr 26, 2020

no variety whatsoever

The pack again feels very nice to touch, the bag is heavy, which was great. I was getting what I paid for. The food has no fillers (which is basically junk to fill the bag and make the food cheaper, but is empty nutrients),dyes, preservatives, or artificial flavors. To start, crude analysis is 15% protein, 7% fat, and 18% fiber. Hamsters NEED up to 18% protein (or up to 24% for babies), less than 10% fat (roughly 5%to 7%) which thumbs up for Kaytee, awesome job, and 15% fiber because hamsters do not need that much fiber in their diets. Protein is their main nutrient. Looking at the front of the bag, you can see pictures of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, peanuts, rose petals, and carrots. That’s what our hamsters natural diet is like, so that’s what we hamster parents search for. However, peanuts should be fed in moderation because they are high in fat, and hamsters don’t need a lot of fat. If you compare the front of the bag with the first ten ingredients on the side, because the food will contain most of the first, top ten ingredients, the list is as follows: sun cured Timothy grass hay, sunflower seed, rolled oat groats, dehulled soybean meal, sun-cured alfalfa meal, wheat middling, ground wheat, millet, milo, and ground corn. Out of all ten ingredients, you only see the sunflower seed. Nothing else from the front of the bag is in those first ten ingredients. The first ingredient is hay, and hamsters don’t need hay. Hay allows food to pass through too quickly through a hamster’s digestive system, which means they don’t have the chance to absorb nutrients as well as they could be. Also, as a side note, kaytee did add a lot of vitamins and minerals to this food. There is no added sugar, which is great because animals don’t need sugar and we as pet parents should know better than to feed sugar to our pets. Next is the variety test. FYI I’ve included a comparison photo of kaytee’s product versus a homemade hamster diet. I am comparing variety as in how many ingredients we can see, as well as color and texture. We want to excite our pets. Kaytee does have a lot of seeds, but it lacks color, especially since it’s supposed to have carrots. Another thing is that it’s mostly pelleted food, most likely the fiber pellets. Way too many pellets, as well as strands of hay that hamsters cannot digest anyway. Very boring, as compared to the homemade diet, which colorful, bright, a variety of nutrients. You can see seeds, mealworms, dried herbs, dried vegetables, etc. All in all, if you’re a pet parent who does a lot of research and is dissatisfied with hamster foods on the market, I suggest you find someone who makes homemade hamster diets or spend the extra time learning how to make your own homemade diet.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By morgan on Apr 9, 2020

Hamster didn't like it

while it did have a lot of nuts and seeds, the only thing out of there my hamster ate was the peanuts, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds, she doesn't like anything else