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How Much Does Hamster Food Cost?

Hamsterpal Team | October 21, 2020

Hamster food costs roughly between $3 and $8 per bag. The variation between the two prices depends on the size, quality and manufacturer of the hamster food.

Every responsible pet owner needs to understand the cost of having one. This also applies to those of you who don’t own a hamster yet but are considering getting one. Let’s take a look at the cost of hamster food in a little further detail.

Annual Costs

As we’ve stated a bag of hamster food can cost anywhere between $3 and $8. So how much does this add up to every year? There’s no universal answer to this question, but you can expect a bag to last for a few months. Of course, this depends on the size and number of hamsters you’ve got.

We carried out a little research and based on this with a budget of $30-$40 dollars we feel if you buy in bulk, you could get around a years worth of food for a single hamster.

One of the benefits of owning a hamster is that they’re pretty inexpensive. The most expensive purchases, such as the cage is usually a one-off fee. The ongoing costs of feeding your hamster amounts to very little. This makes them a great first pet for children, or an excellent pet to own throughout your life.

Are Bags of Hamster Food Enough?

Your pet hamster will do well with a blend made up of vegetables, fruit, seeds as well as grains. As Pet MD states your hamster will also appreciate small pieces of fruit and vegetables, but do so sparingly. Fruit and vegetables contains sugar meaning moderation is critical for your hamster to maintain a balanced diet.


Feeding a hamster costs very little. As we’ve mentioned, the more significant costs such as cages tend to be one-off fees. Thanks for reading this article, showing curiosity towards hamsters feeding costs suggests you’re already a sensible owner (or future owner)!