Compound feed for older gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus)
(DE-ÖKO-021) Age-appropriate food mix for gerbils beyond their second birthday – composed just as it would be in the wild
What does this mean for my pets?
Among other things, growing animals need a lot of protein for their bodies to grow and develop; young adult gerbils need a lot of energy as they first leave their parents’ burrows, find their own territories and thence start looking for eligible mates; and aging pets need more fibre and vital substances to remain fit and mobile for as long as possible.
This Rodipet® food's composition is based on a number of research expeditions to the natural habitats of wild gerbils in Central Asia. There, we investigated what types of food would be available to wild gerbils during various seasons. We combined the knowledge gained from those expeditions with the latest findings of research into the nutritional needs of pet rodents to develop this recipe. Carefully chosen delicious herbs, quality grains & seeds and tasty roots and vegetables from organic sources remind us of the wide steppes of Central Asia that are the native habitats of Meriones unguiculatus gerbils.
Always fresh from our pet kitchen
Did you know that vitamins and other micronutrients deteriorate during storage? Especially contact with air speeds up this process. For this reason, we keep our stores small, mix fresh foods every day and put them into airtight tubs. This way, you can be sure that your little friends get as much of Mother Nature's goodness as possible.
24 prime ingredients from certified organic sources
We have chosen each and every one of the 24 components of out organic gerbil food to reflect the food sources available to wild gerbils living in the steppes of Central Asia. Each ingredient is checked carefully and only once we are satisfied they meet our high quality standards do they get used in out foods - this way, aech bite is a feast for your little gourmets' senses. And to ensure that neither residue from fertilisers nor from pesticides ruin your little friends' appetites we use 100 % organic ingredients for this food.
Wild proso millet, naked oats, red quinoa, barley, rye, whole buckwheat, oat flakes, amaranth, teff, white quinoa, toasted soy beans, sunflower seeds, camelina seeds, whole hemp seeds, rapeseed, alfalfa seeds, timothy seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, dandelion roots, anis hyssop, Jerusalem artichoke slices, rosehip peels, camomile flowers. (all ingredients are organically sourced) DE-ÖKO-021
Analytical contituents: crude fibre: 5.7 %, crude protein: 15.8 %, crude oils and fats: 10.2 %, crude ash: 2.9 % Naturally contained minerals per 100 g: calcium: 160 mg, phosphorus: 480 mg, magnesium: 200 mg, potassium: 670 mg, sodium: 27 mg Naturally contained trace elements per 100 g: iron: 7.61 mg, manganese: 3.36 mg, zinc: 3.69 mg, copper: 0.78 mg
See for yourself how your pets will love the significantly more intense flavours – and the food is also richer in vitamins and minerals than non-organic alternatives. Your pet will enjoy the difference with all their senses.
A complete meal for your gerbils:
For perfectly happy gerbils, we recommend combining our Rodipet® organic gerbil food with our quality freeze-dried Rodipet® insects (available separately), fresh herbs (e.g. dandelion, parsley, dill, fennel greens) and fresh green vegetables (e.g. cucumber, fennel, broccoli, spinach).
...with our four-legged friends, too. For this reason, we do not add “standard” insects as sources of protein. Instead, we ask you to choose your pets favourite insects separately and feed them either as treats (this is very effective when taming new pets!) or add them to this compound feed. There are four different varieties of Rodipet® Protein Snacks to choose from.
Wild gerbils live in steppes and desert-like areas, where they find a varied diet that changes with the seasons. On their frequent rambles through nature, gerbils use their sensitive noses to find all the best bits of food, which they either carry home or eat then and there. If you like, you can also entertain your pets with a foraging adventure: Instead of providing all the food in a feeding bowl, you can scatter the compound food around your gerbils’ enclosure or bury it under a thin layer of substrate in the digging box. You can then watch your pets act out their natural behaviour, digging up even the smallest seed or grain.
Feed roughly 1½ heaped measuring spoons (this equals 1½ heaped tablespoons) and one insect of your choice per animal per day. Fresh hay and water should always be available, too. As these recommendations are based on average observations your pets' individual needs may vary slightly, so if possible without major disturbance, please check weekly (otherwise whenever you do a full cage clean) how much food your gerbils have stashed away in their tunnels: if the stores are, figuratively, overflowing, please reduce the amount of food slightly; if there is hardly anything stored your pets probably need a little more food. When looking after a pregnant female or parents feeding babies, please allow half a measuring spoon of food and one additional insect per day (though for them, we recommend the Junior version of our gerbil food).
How long will one tub last?
This tub contains approximately 90 measuring spoons worth of food, which lasts on average 3-4 weeks for two gerbils.
Measuring spoon included
Our Rodipet® measuring spoon has the perfect depth to make feeding really simple. Particularly when your pet has only just moved in and is still skittish and shy of your hand, the measuring spoon can serve a second purpose: Scoop up a portion of our yummy-smelling food and hold it just outside your pets' hidey house. Soon, they will come out to investigate, and after repeating this for several days they will become more familiar and learn that you mean them no harm.
We wish Bon appétit!
Rodipet® recommends this product for
Meriones unguiculatus gerbils