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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. Ordering is easy and fast at DRD Rodent Shop!

What kind of food is suitable for Gerbils?

Gerbils need a balanced diet that is tailored to the nutritional needs of the animals. Since Gerbils are desert animals, they need 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.

Gerbils that are still growing eat approximately effectively between 5 to 6 grams of dry food/day or 8 to 10 g of food/100 g BW. Gerbils drink about 4 to 10 ml of water/100 g bw/day. Total daily water intake (including water in food and metabolic water) is estimated to be 8 to 13 percent of body weight.

An optimal protein percentage for growing gerbils seems to be 16%. A magnesium or sodium deficiency can cause baldness and convulsions in Gerbils.

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 food 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. Gerbils' incisors 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 food 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. The valuable amino acids are important for cell renewal and various metabolic processes.

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 there is no more than 4% of fat 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.

How Does a Gerbil's Digestion Work?

The Gerbil's stomach is simple and the cecum and large intestine are not particularly well developed, which is befitting of animals that in nature mainly eat low-fibre foods, such as seeds.

The gerbil is a small granivorous (seed-eating) mammal and belongs to the order of the rodents. In the wild, in addition to seeds, the animals also eat herbs, grass-like crops, plant stems and plants
roots and all kinds of insects. The protein content of the different gerbil species differs, the fat-tailed gerbil has a higher need for animal proteins and the Mongolian Gerbil a very low need.

Incisors: The gerbil's incisors continue to grow, so the animals need proper nutrition that helps wear down the teeth.

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.

Does the Fat-tailed Gerbil need other food?

The Fat-tailed gerbil must also receive (dried) insects in addition to its main food. Fat-tailed gerbils are insectivores by nature. This can also be clearly seen in the pointed snout. Gerbil food is a very good basis for the Fat-tailed Gerbil, but it must be fed (dried) mealworms, crickets, beetles and other insects daily. To meet this nutritional requirement, we also have various insect mixes for the animals.

Did you know?
Fat-tailed gerbils naturally eat more insects? Give fat-tailed gerbils extra (dried) insects every now and then.

Where does the Gerbil hide its food?

The Mongolian gerbil lives in steppe, 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.

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