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Order Gerbil food easily and quickly at DRD Rodent Shop® The Gerbil Webshop for your Gerbil! For gerbil food for your Gerbil you are in the right place in our Gerbil webshop! Do you want to spoil your Gerbil with healthy, balanced gerbil food? you vin
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Order Gerbil food easily and quickly at DRD Rodent Shop ® The Gerbil Webshop for your Gerbil!

For gerbil food for your Gerbil you are in the right place in our Gerbil webshop! Do you want to spoil your Gerbil with healthy, balanced gerbil food? Here you will find different types of food for an attractive price. Versele-Laga, Witte Molen, Hope Farms, Teurlings, XtraVital Supreme and others Ordering is easy and fast at DRD Rodent Shop!

Gerbils need a balanced diet that is tailored to the nutritional needs of the animals. Since Gerbils are desert animals, they require a scant diet. Food and water are difficult to find in the Gerbil's natural habitat. A characteristic of the Gerbil is that it drinks little compared to other rodents. They are frugal with food and drink. The body of the Gerbil is not used to too much fat and sugars and therefore these components should preferably not belong in a good gerbil food.

The gerbil is a small granivorous (seed-eating) mammal and belongs to the order of the rodents. He is very social and lives in nature as a family. They should also not be kept alone as pets. The gerbil is active day and night and has a life expectancy of 3 to 4 years. It has a body length of 10 to 12 cm and a weight of about 70 to 130 g.

The Mongolian gerbil lives in steppes, semi-deserts and deserts in southeastern Mongolia as well as in neighboring Russia and in China. He likes to stay in fields and pastures. There he digs underground tunnels and builds nests and storage rooms. Gerbils have their own nutritional needs.

Gerbils eat seeds, grains, plant parts and insects in nature. Because gerbils naturally occur in dry areas, they are very economical with water. Gerbils do not drink much and produce little urine. However, they should always have fresh and clean drinking water available. However, you don't have to worry if your gerbils drink little. The diet of gerbils should not contain too much fat and sugars. Gerbils need animal protein. In addition, a small amount of green food can be given. Gerbil's incisors continue to grow throughout their lives. By breaking open seeds and gnawing on larger feed ingredients, the incisors wear down. The gerbil has a small appendix.

Protein: Gerbils need animal protein. The diet should contain a protein content of 14-15%. This can be supplemented with, for example, mealworms as a snack. Animal proteins are essential for a good metabolism.

Fats: The gerbil food should not contain too much fat. A percentage of up to 4% fat in the diet is desirable. Gerbils easily become overweight. That is why it is important that no more than this 4% of fat is in the diet.

Fiber: The fiber content in the diet should not exceed 7%. Gerbils need easily digestible energy because they have a fast metabolism. This is mainly obtained from seeds. Many fibers provide too little energy.

Calcium: The calcium:phosphorus ratio should be between 1.1:1 and 1.5-1.

Incisors: They keep growing, so the food must provide the necessary tooth wear. Hardness, size and type of feed particles are important here.

Stomach: The stomach consists of one chamber and is separated by a mucous membrane into a part without gland and part with gland.

Small Appendix: Gerbils have a small appendix. As a result, they can only process raw fibers to a limited extent. Therefore, feed with a crude fiber content of less than 10% is optimal.

Animal proteins: Granivorous (seed-eating) animals need animal proteins. The valuable amino acids are important for cell renewal and various metabolic processes.

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