Gerbil feed in the Maxi Zoo online shop
Gerbil feed: fit and active every day with an optimally balanced diet
In the wild, gerbils feed almost exclusively on grasses, seeds and fruits. From time to time, however, small insects and their larvae also form part of their diet, serving as an important source of energy. Pregnant and lactating gerbils in particular have a high protein requirement. To ensure that the small animals get everything they need for an active life, the gerbil feed should consist of a balanced mixture of natural ingredients – species-appropriate and in line with what nature intended.
The complete feed: the basis for a healthy and species-appropriate life
Gerbils have a similar diet to hamsters. They need a high-quality grain mixture of floury and oily seeds. This provides all the important minerals, trace elements and vitamins and naturally strengthens their immune system. Nuts, flea crabs and mealworms are also included in the gerbil feed to provide a varied diet that corresponds to their natural habitat. Many complete feeds also contain yucca schidigera. This plant helps to reduce unpleasant faecal odour.
Gerbil feed should consist of natural and gently treated ingredients that are processed without added sugar, preservatives and artificial colourings. This not only minimises the risk of the gerbils having an allergic reaction to the food, but also contributes to a species-appropriate diet.
Gerbil feed for in-between meals: To ensure there is variety
In addition to the main gerbil feed, you can spoil your small animal with little treats from time to time. Dried fruit and vegetables as well as herbs and grasses should form an integral part of the diet. These feed materials of high biological value assist digestion due to the raw fibre content and also the natural abrasion of the teeth, which is so important for small animals. Furthermore, the nibbling options specially designed for small animals ensure long-lasting activity.
What else do you need to consider when it comes to gerbil food?
In the wild, gerbils are constantly on the lookout for food. Therefore, the animals do not have set feeding times and should be given several small meals throughout the day. Be careful not to give them too many treats besides the main feed to prevent them from gaining weight and to keep them active and mobile. Always provide fresh water in self-drinkers or water bottles for your gerbils. The containers should be regularly cleaned to prevent the growth of germs and bacteria.
Everything for your small animal: buy gerbil feed from Maxi Zoo
If you feed your gerbils according to their natural diet, they will stay fit and active into old age. At Maxi Zoo you’ll find everything you need for your small animals: from complete feed and feed materials to nibbles and toys. You can order your favourite products quickly and conveniently in the online shop. You will receive your gerbil feed within a few days.