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.
You should check your gerbil on a daily basis for any signs of illness. If you are worried about signs of illness, then please contact your vet.
To stay healthy, your pets will need a good quality complete food – Burgess Hamster, Gerbil & Mouse 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 are expert diggers, so make sure they have plenty of areas where they can hide away if they wish.
Gerbils often sleep on top of each other whilst unconsciously grooming each other.
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