Feeding your hamster or gerbil

Hamsters and gerbils have similar dietary requirements. Both should be given a high-quality food as well as fresh foods, such as vegetables, canned tuna, and fruits. These fresh foods should be given as treats only as they can make your pet overweight if given too frequently.

There are two types of food that can be given to your hamster or gerbil; a seed and nut mixture or 'lab blocks' which are similar to feeding dry dog or cat food. The problem with lab blocks is that though they are the healthier option, most hamsters and gerbils will have been fed the nut and seed mixture while living at the pet store and they will not like the blocks as much. The blocks have more nutrients that the animals need, but are much less tasty than fattening nuts and seeds!

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How to choose a small animal

Small animal choice


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