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Gerbil Food List

Gerbils enjoy a variety of fruits and vegetables, as a supplement to their regular dry mix. The list below shows some of the foods your gerbils will enjoy, and that are safe to eat. Only offer these in small quantities - if you give them too much the gerbils will get upset stomachs.

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Feed your gerbil the right balance of healthy food and you'll have a happy and active pet

Like most animals, individual gerbils have their likes and dislikes, so try different things and see which are their favorites.

Gerbil Food List (non-exhaustive!):

  • Dry mixes - pellets and/or seed mixes
  • Apple
  • Banana
  • Broad beans
  • Blueberries
  • Carrot
  • Cauliflower
  • Chicory
  • Dandelion
  • Grape
  • Grass
  • Pea
  • Parsnip
  • Pear
  • Pumpkin seeds (treat)
  • Sunflower seeds (treat)
  • Strawberries
  • Turnip
  • Unsalted peanut (treat)

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Emily, 27 January 2024

Never give grape or rhubarb. They are poisonous to rodents

Alyn, 7 April 2020

They love sunflower seeds (only 6 or 7a day) and they will take them out of your hands. When they are young they are a bit timid and can try to bite you but they don't bite very hard. Just keep handling them everyday and they get used to you and stop biting. Good luck.

Cynthia, 3 April 2020

Hello! I was wondering if there were any tips on what food to use when you are trying to get your gerbil to like you and be your friend instead of hiding in every place they can when you are nearby. Any help?