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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-10-2006, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Question Question: Alfalfa/Carrot Chews for Gerbils?

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Vladina here and I have a question...I am always on the lookout for new treats and fun things for my two special guys, Mick and Keith (the spoiled rotten agouti duo that I adore beyond comprehension)

and my question is...I saw some "snack logs" made of alfalfa and dried carrot advertised as "good for gerbils, hammies, etc." and I was tempted to get them but I could swear I read somewhere that alfalfa is not a good choice for gerbils? Or is that just the loose alfalfa hay they are talking about? Anyone know?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-10-2006, 08:13 PM
 
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I have never heard a thing about alfalfa, loose or in cubes, being bad for gerbils, in limited amounts give only occasionally.

Whether they will like it or not depends on their individual personalities!
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Alfalfa is ok for gerbils, it's adult rabbits it's not good for.
I have found most of those 'chews' to be a waste most of the time, but all gerbils are different so yours may just enjoy it.
Mine like the treat bars however.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-11-2006, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Andrea!
Yep, I just bought them Kaytee Alfalfa/Carrot blocks at Petco and they love em! Chewing away on them.
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My gerbil nests in alfalfa...hehe...she will not eat it, just use it for nesting...




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Yes, my gerbils like timothy hay. They love it actually! They nest in it and nibble on it too.
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