|Top Ingredients||Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Wheat, Sorghum...||Oats, Wheat, Heat-Processed Barley...||Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Oats, Wheat...||Milo, Wheat, Wheat Middlings...||Cereals, Vegetables, Derivatives Of Vegetable Origin...|
|Food Form||Mix, Dried Veggies||Dry Food||Dry Food||Mix, Dried Fruits, Dried Veggies, Grains, Seeds||Pellets|
|Health Feature||Immune Support, Skin & Coat Health, Vitamins & Minerals||—||—||Digestive Health, Skin & Coat Health||—|
|Small Pet Type||Hamster||Hamster||Hamster||Hamster||Hamster|
I bought this for my syrian and she loves it. It’s a really good variety and provides more than an average pellet mix from the pet store.
I like this mix because it has a lot of variety and a higher protein content than a lot of the other hamster food mixes. For my older dwarf hamster, I pick out the fattier and sweeter pieces to give as treats and use this mix for a portion of his daily food mix along with Oxbow pellets and supplementary fresh fruits and vegetables. While no mix is perfect on its own, I find keep coming back to this one as a good choice and one my hamster enjoys as well.
Unfortunately in the US, we don't have a lot of super great options for hamster food. Some are way better than others, but we don't have anything that is "perfect". There's definitely some flaws to this food, such as being pellet heavy and the first ingredient being alfalfa, but overall it's nowhere near bad and its protein/fat/fiber is all good. Of course like with all seed mixes, you need something like a lab block or animal protein to boost its protein content, but 15% is still pretty high for a seed mix. 4% fat is on the low side, but I personally think that's a good thing for commercial food since you can boost the fat with likely healthier choices than what would come in the food, such as seeds or fish that contain good oils. I imagine this food may be a good option for someone with a diabetic hamster vs some other popular seed mixes since it is pretty high in fiber and has only a very small amount of fruit in the ingredients.
BonBon would not eat the pellets that we purchased for her when we bought her but now that she has the VitaSmart mix she is very happy and is eating much better. Thank you.
My hampster live this food i have tried others food after we have had this brand many of time but my hampsters always want me to go back to this brand!! Here hair is vary silky and the have so much energy at night!! I will never by anything else!!!
My hamster Maude really likes this new seed mix I purchased. I'm very happy she enjoys it. This food is ranked as a healthier Hamster food than other store brands. I'm happy Chewy carries it.
Looks like a well balanced diet—even smells good to us human folks! Our Syrian short hairs love it and gobble it up every day.
Mixed with other hamster foods, this food helped to make a balanced hamster diet however the product was recently changed to include more alfalfa meal. Hamster do not eat alfalfa nor do they need it, its just a cheap filler.
My hamster, Jack, enjoyed this food. He was very old (almost 4) when I started him on this food and he seemed more excited to come out and pick out his favorite pieces compared to the food I was feeding him before. I now have a new hamster and I'm feeding him this food as well. Like Jack before, he seems to be enjoying it. He forages first for all of his favorite pieces but still eats all of it, even the pellets. I am pleased with this food and will likely stick with this brand for my current hamster and any of my future ones.
Hammibal is getting older & I was really hoping to up his vitamin intake. He's been chirping, refusing to eat, not sleeping soundly or playing as much...I had no idea food could be so drastically different it would upset him this much. Chewy has always been very good to us, so no hard feelings. Just feel awful that I didn't know.