In the wild, gerbils are omnivorous. Which means they eat both plants and animals. Their usual diet is seeds, grains and grasses. Plus the occasional creepy-crawly for essential animal protein.
A 'gerbilarioum' is the best type of home for your gerbil. This is a tank that is usually full of burying materials such as organic soil with a wire cage above it.
To stay healthy, your pets will need a good quality complete food – Supagerbil Gerbil Granola is ideal. It copies their natural diet and ensures that all the vital nutrients and proteins are supplied.
Give your gerbils around a tablespoon of food a day, split into two servings. Never add more until all the previous food has gone.
A healthy snack adds a little welcome variety – Excel Nature Snacks are perfect. Hide a few around the cage for a tasty treasure hunt. You should never offer human food. Some, like chocolate, can even poison your pets. And finally, make sure
Gerbils often sleep on top of each other whilst unconsciously grooming each other.
Gerbils don't like water baths. They prefer to roll themselves in sand to get a shinier and smoother coat.
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