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Old 11-15-2016, 07:40 AM   #1
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Default Best food for dwarf winter white or hybrid hamsters in the US

I see alot of posts on good foods but most that a see are UK based and I am not sure that they are in the US. Thanks in advance for any help. I want my little one to live as long as possible.
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Old 11-15-2016, 07:42 AM   #2
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Default Re: Best food for dwarf winter white or hybrid hamsters in the US

Burgess dwarf hamster food is the best option It is from the UK,but it is actually available internationally through Viovet.
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Old 11-15-2016, 07:43 AM   #3
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Default Re: Best food for dwarf winter white or hybrid hamsters in the US

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Burgess dwarf hamster food is the best option It is from the UK,but it is actually available internationally through Viovet.
Oh ok. I wasn't sure how shipping went thank you
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Old 11-15-2016, 08:00 AM   #4
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Default Re: Best food for dwarf winter white or hybrid hamsters in the US

I tried ordering from Viovet and it does look like they sell to some areas of the US but not to my area. I haven't checked Amazon lately but they wanted to charge $10 shipping per bag.

So I have decided to feed my diabetic dwarf Oxbow, with occasional seeds, dried mealworms and crickets. I know it's a boring food but I heard that Burgess can be boring too
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Old 11-15-2016, 08:10 AM   #5
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Burgess is certainly not boring.It has far more variety than Oxbow,since Oxbow is entirely pellet based.It also has no added sugars or harmful preservatives,and the ingredients are entirely appropriate unlike a lot of foods in the US which have things like hay which are completely inappropriate for hamsters.

If nothing else Higgins do have one diabetic hamster friendly food,however to make that food suitable you'd have to use it with Mazuri Rat and Mouse lab blocks which do have a small amount of added sugar(although it is natural sugar).Higgins isn't too hard to find,while Mazuri may not be sold in all Petco stores so that might have to be ordered online anyways which does add shipping to the cost just as you'd have to pay for shipping for Burgess food.
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Old 11-15-2016, 08:14 AM   #6
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Default Re: Best food for dwarf winter white or hybrid hamsters in the US

My apologies if Burgess isn't boring, I just read that it was somewhere. I don't know anything about Burgess tbh
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Old 11-15-2016, 08:17 AM   #7
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Default Re: Best food for dwarf winter white or hybrid hamsters in the US

Higgins Sunburst or Higgins Garden can be found at most Pet-Co stores, along with Mazuri rat & mouse food.

I like Kaytee Forti Diet lab blocks, but I'm sure that Mazuri would be the better choice.
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Old 11-15-2016, 08:21 AM   #8
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Burgess is a bit hit and miss I suppose.They have wonderful dwarf hamster food,disappointing quality in comparison Syrian food,and some really interesting treats.

You could certainly add more variety to any food by offering treats,but this isn't compensating for a lack of variety from any food.

Kaytee food in general is something I'd always recommend staying far away from.The quality is nowhere near being worth it,and it tends to be very questionable at best

A tip I have is that Petco does sell Higgins food but it is cheaper at Petsupermarket.This isn't widely known,but unless you get a good sale at Petco it is definitely worth it if you have Petsupermarket nearby!
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Old 11-15-2016, 08:44 AM   #9
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Default Re: Best food for dwarf winter white or hybrid hamsters in the US

As for ordering US food from Amazon, shipping is alot cheaper in most cases.

I ordered a Pet Shuttle carrier from US Amazon with international shipping cost but from what I remember it was reasonable. But food has been a different story.

I'll check Burgess now on Amazon.

You can get a free 30 day trial with Amazon prime membership & free 2 day shipping. The only things you can buy prime shipping is from what's in stock.
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Old 11-15-2016, 08:53 AM   #10
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Default Re: Best food for dwarf winter white or hybrid hamsters in the US

Ok Amazon sells 5 bags for $27 (they had 5 bags left)
But..the shipping cost more than the food, Shipping was $37.50 for 5 bags.

Even if you want one bag, the shipping will still be more expensive than the food.
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