Then, 10% to 15% may consist of seed mix of any
kind. You may observe that your gerbil will eat all the sunflower seeds leaving
all the others. In this case, you can take out all of them and keep them to help
the taming process. This is a reason why you shouldn’t only feed seed mix to
The last % can be: Fruits, vegetables, cereal or
milk products and insects. Those must be used in very small quantities to avoid
needs for gerbil moms
moms don't need special type of food but the level of protein must be followed
so that she can produce the milk needed by the babies. 18 to 21% of protein is
If you want to make seed mixes yourself you can
but you must follow some indications. They will need a minimum of 16% protein
and a maximum of 4 to 5% fat. There are some recipes on the net, but as the Rat
chow is a complete food source and that it suit my need, I didn't search further
on that topic.
There must be food
prensent in the habitat at all time.
must be carfull the first time you give those items to your gerbils. Give only
small amouth the first time. If they eat to much at the same meal, they can
suffer from diharea wich is often deadly to small rodents.
the seeds from the fruits as they can be toxic. Remove the fruits or vegetable 1
hour after you gave them. Here is a small list of what you can give to your