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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-14-2006, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Veggies for Gerbils

Ok, I've been really bad about giving them fresh veggies - so tell me what they CAN'T have, so I can put a post-it on the cage and I'll just start giving them whatever scraps we have.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-14-2006, 09:38 PM
 
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Fruit and vegetables that should not be fed are:

* Kidney Beans (raw)
* Onion
* Potato (raw)
* Potato tops
* Rhubarb (raw)
* Rhubarb leaves
* Tomato leaves

The following should not be fed as they are poisonous to gerbils:

* Black nightshade
* Buttercups
* Clematis
* Daffodil
* Deadly nightshade
* Hemlock
* Hydrangea
* Ivy
* Laburnum
* Laurel
* Oleander
* Poinsettia
* Rhododendron
* Yew
* Yucca

No chocolate or candy, obviously.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-17-2006, 02:55 AM
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Re: Veggies for Gerbils

Hi there!
Also, make sure you do not give them TOO many veggies or they can develop diarreah (I know I did not spell that right, did I)

One of my gerbils got bloat from broccoli...he loves it so much that I gave it to him daily (very tiny portions but still, he got bloat anyway). I cut back on the broccoli and his bloat was gone almost immediately!

Also make sure the veggies are rinsed and dried (to get any god knows what pesticides or chemicals off the veggies).
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-17-2006, 11:22 AM
 
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and watch them eat it because you dont want to the veggies in their too long for them to get all moldy and that could make them sick.
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