What do gerbils eat?

Gerbil diets are quite varied, but it won’t be difficult for you to meet their dietary needs to keep your pet healthy and energetic. First of all, the food must be offered in a feeder that cannot tip over and that, in some way, protects the food from droppings.

what gerbils eatDry food and seeds

The food sold in stores, as in the case of other animals, corresponds to what the gerbil needs to be well. It usually consists of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, oat flakes, peanuts, wheat kernels, corn, barley, etc. You can offer crackers, chips and some treats in small, moderate amounts.


Vegetables are a good source of protein and other nutrients, but also of water. It needs to be supplemented with dry food, so add vegetables to its diet at least three times a week. You can give lettuce, carrots, parsley, turnips, etc.