Gerbils can have a varied diet. Like humans, good gerbil foods should contain a variety of fat, protein and carbohydrates. Since gerbils' incisors continuously grow, giving them food or treats that they can gnaw on will help grind them down. If you have access to fruit trees, it’s a great idea to snip a small twig off and give it to your little friend to gnaw on. Gerbil pellets are a good way to help meet their nutritional needs. Petco carries a variety of great gerbil food that may be both nutritious and delicious for your pint-sized pet.
While pellets are essential to have in your gerbil’s habitat all the time, other foods gerbils can eat are things like fresh fruit and veggies, unsalted peanuts or various seeds. Hay can be a great treat for their digestive system as well.
There are a few foods that gerbils should never eat. Meats and citrus fruits are not okay to feed to gerbils. Additionally, grapes and rhubarb as poisonous to rodents. Consult your veterinarian for a complete list of foods that should be avoided for your specific pet.