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Oxbow Essentials - Hamster/Gerbil (Healthy Handfuls) - Pet360

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Oxbow Essentials - Hamster/Gerbil (Healthy Handfuls)

Hamsters and gerbils love this blend of timothy hay, oats and barley. Healthy Handfuls is a complete, stabilized feed with optimally-balanced nutrients that help maintain proper nutriti... Learn More

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Hamsters and gerbils love this blend of timothy hay, oats and barley. Healthy Handfuls is a complete, stabilized feed with optimally-balanced nutrients that help maintain proper nutrition, weight, digestive function, dental health, and quality of life for active pocket pets. It includes a high level of fiber for digestive mobility. It does not include seeds, high-sugar fruits, or artificial preservatives, colors and flavors. Healthy Handfuls is not intended for gestating or lactating females. Serve with Oxbow hays or Prairie Delight to encourage foraging and provide enrichment.

Oxbow Healthy Handfuls Hamster & Gerbil Food Premium Ingredients:

Timothy Hay = Beneficial Fiber
Oat and Barley = Superior Energy Source
Canola Products = Complete Protein and Healthy Fat

Recommended for: Hamsters and Gerbils



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Oxbow Healthy Handfuls Hamster & Gerbil Food

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Healthiest Hamster Food

By Gsmart

from Layton, UT

About Me Long-time Pet Owner

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  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Gentle
  • Good Value
  • Hamster loves it


    Best Uses

    • Daily Care
    • Smaller Pets

    Comments about Oxbow Healthy Handfuls Hamster & Gerbil Food:

    I have been keeping Syrian Hamsters for 30 years and was looking for a healthier hamster food to prevent illness. I work part-time at a pet store and see a lot of hamsters get sick due to improper diet. In researching hamster nutrition the best information I was able to find came from scientists and veterinarians. Dr. Sue Pounds, DVM said "They are omnivores but should be fed a good pelleted rodent diet containing 16% protein and only 4-5% fat. If the protein is too low, they will lose their hair. If the fat is too high (over 7-9%) they will die." I also read that the fiber should also be about 12% and this is the best food that I was able to find in all of the U.S., Canada and Europe. The ingredients are also the healthiest and most similar to hamsters' natural diet as well.

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    Recommended by our vet

    By LOP

    from Milwaukee, WI

    About Me Long-time Pet Owner


    • Easy To Use
    • Good Value


      Best Uses

      • Daily Care
      • Smaller Pets

      Comments about Oxbow Healthy Handfuls Hamster & Gerbil Food:

      Oxbow products were highly recommended by our small animal vet. It's a high quality food that fullfills all the nutrition requirements for gerbils and hamsters. NO gerbil junk food here. We supplement these with Oxbow's Orchard grass. I am also ordering and going to try Oxbow's Oat grass in this order.

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      Oxbow Timothy Meal, Pearled Barley (Rolled), Oat Groats, Linseed (Flax) Meal, Canola Meal, Wheat Gluten, Millet, Ground Flax Seed, Canola Oil, Limestone, Salt, Dried Yeast Culture (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), Vitamin A Acetate, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement (tocopherol), Ascorbic Acid, Colloidal Silica, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (Vitamin K), Riboflavin, Niacin Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, Thiamine, Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Pyrodoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite, Magnesium Sulfate, Ferrous Sulfate, Cobalt Carbonate, Maganese Oxide, Zinc Oxide, Zinc Sulfate, Copper Sulfate, Mineral Oil, Calcium Iodate, Potassium Chloride.

      Crude Protein min 17.00%
      Crude Fat min 4.50%
      Crude Fiber max 15.00%
      Moisture max 10.00%


      "Oxbow Pet Products is the evolution of over 100 years of family effort to produce nutritional products for animals and the people who care for them." Oxbow Pet Products has a history rich in traditional family farming. Since 1880, five generations have cared for and farmed the land in rural Murdock, NE which produces grain and hay for people and animals all over the world.

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