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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-29-2011, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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Question New Gerbils!

Bought 2 gerbils. One grey 12 weeks and a black and white one 10 weeks. There're related, I am a first time gerbil owner but I have minded gerbils before. Anyone have any idea what type of gerbil they are? I didn't buy them from a pet shop. I have a plastic base wire cage can they chew through it? What should I feed them apart from pet store bought gerbil food?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-18-2012, 02:34 PM
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I know, this is way after your post. But what the hey...

I had gerbils.

For treats I gave them (every day or so, 1 or 2 of these) : Wheat Thins, saltines & Ritz Crackers - Thin carrot sticks - fresh apple slices - whole seedless grapes (it was great fun to watch them figure them out) - a little sliced fresh peaches - the occasional whole peanut, hazelnut, or walnut (it kept them busy for awhile) - Gerbil/hamster waffle-pattern wafers (they're green & beige) - Cheerios (plain) - raisins.

Always clean the uneaten fresh food out at the end of the day.

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It's very possible that they will chew the cage if you don't always provide something positive for them to chew on.

As for human-food treats, I like to give raisins, grapes, cucumbers, baby carrots and pomegranate. Do this in moderation otherwise they can get diarrhea.

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