In general, hamsters in the wild would survive primarily on a diet of seeds and other plant matter. Hamsters are omnivorous, which means they eat both vegetable and animal materials. It’s not uncommon for hamsters in the wild to be seen eating insects, and for hamsters in captivity to enjoy foodstuffs such as pieces of boiled egg.
Wild hamsters can enjoy a varied diet
Most hamster species aren’t kept as pets - there are more than twenty species of hamster alive today and living all across the world, in places such as China and Russia, and throughout areas of Europe. Depending on their environment, different hamster species will survive on different diets.