Okay, I will get down to it, so this post is not too long...
I am trying to get a "gerbil emergency kit" together, just in case, and I read in one of my gerbil books about keeping Caro Syrup around (and an eyedropper) in case of an emergency, to revive your gerbil (a mix of some caro syrup and water) but I have no idea what parts syrup and what parts water? How much syrup? Just asking in case I ever need to worry about it. So far, two happy gerbils, but I want to be prepared.
Also, I picked up some "Bene-Bac" beneficial bacteria from Petco from the small animal section and it is a package of tubes of this stuff that is supposed to be used for small animals as an antibiotic of sorts that can help with wet tail, and other ailments, just in case. But it says "one tube for up to a 5 pound animal" and I have no idea how to administer it! Does it mix with water? If not, how do you give it to a small animal? Just wondering. Again, just as a precaution.
Third and finally, I keep seeing these salt wheels and salt blocks at Petco for small animals and I wanted to know, is this something that is really good for them? Or neccessary? My books always say stuff like "unsalted" this and that on their list of healthy gerbil treats so I thought salt was not good for them? Any advice?
Does anyone have an opinion on the pumice stones they sell as well, to keep teeth and claws whittled down? What if a gerbil ate some of the pumice?
Thanks for any answers or opinions you all! Overly Concerned and Protective Gerbil Mommy Signing Off...