Caring for gerbils, naturally

The way that you care for and interact with your gerbil should reflect their natural behaviour as a prey species. How does this influence their behaviour of gerbils in the home?

  • Can be easily startled or frightened
  • Very active – can be more difficult to handle than some rodents as a result
  • May mask signs of illness – making it difficult to tell when they are ill
  • Like to live in sociable groups

Use this understanding to find ways to keep them happy and healthy…


Our Supreme Veterinary Range

From time to time, your vet may make a specific dietary recommendation to help support your gerbil if they are ill or lethargic. That can also include times when your gerbil is recovering from surgery or illness. Our Recovery Plus diet is a popular option recommended by many veterinary professionals.


Why our gerbil foods are second to none

Gerbil diets don’t just deliver nutrition but taste and enjoyment too. Gerbils are active chewers and need to do so to keep their constantly growing teeth trimmed.

  • Grains and seeds – for active chewing
  • No added sugar – tasty because of the flavour of high-quality natural ingredients
  • Nutritionally balanced with all the vitamins and minerals they need

Frequently asked questions 
about Gerbils

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Need to know more?

For more detailed information about Gerbils, you can contact us and we will get back to you with our experts’ advice. However,
if you have any concerns about the health and well-being of your gerbil, you should seek veterinary advice immediately. The RSPCA has also provided many helpful gerbil guides you can find here.