Main food mix
We recommend that gerbils are fed mostly (or completely) on a natural mix. Ones we like are :
- Erins Ark gerbil mega blend
- Rodipet 'rennmaus futter'
- Bunny Meadow gerbil mix
Most pet shop gerbil foods are unhealthy and unpalatable, gerbils will usually just eat the seeds and pea flakes then leave a lot of it untouched. If you want to mix in a pet shop type food then Tiny Friends Farm Gerri Gerbil is better quality than others but we don't recommend you feed it on its own, always offer a natural type of food too.
The vast majority of pet shop treats are unhealthy and offer little to no nutrition. These are some examples of healthy treats that are enjoyed by gerbils. Look for items that are real food, like dehydrated veg, seeds, berries etc
The amount of fresh food that a gerbil should receive per day should be about the size of their ear. Remember gerbil stomachs are tiny so don't give them too much fresh food, their ear is a good size guide for how much to feed.
We like to feed our gerbils peas, carrot, broccoli tops, spinach, kale, apple, banana etc, but the amount they receive should be really tiny! Try to offer them something different each day