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GERBIL #214323 09/14/07 02:46 PM
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budgiegirl Offline OP
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If you don't know the answer then please don't respond. Anyway, I've given my gerbil carrots, hay, peaches, and apples but the problem is she won't eat them. I feel like she's getting unhealthy. Is there anyway I could get her to eat them?

Re: GERBIL [Re: budgiegirl] #214329 09/14/07 03:36 PM
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My daughter's gerbil won't try new things either! I'm interested to hear ideas on this too! He sure loves cheerios!! smile And he will eat brocilli!

Re: GERBIL [Re: DeeAnn] #214505 09/15/07 01:24 PM
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You could try like with a budgie, chop the fruit or veg into smaller pieces and then mix it in with his normal food...

Re: GERBIL [Re: Pigeon] #215156 09/18/07 02:08 AM
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Gerbils love to dig and forage. I take a paper towel roll cut it in half, and stuff it with timothy hay, and any other fruit or veggie I want them to eat. I also stuff hay and food into left over pasta boxes(recyclable ones). They will shred the box for a nest and eat the food. I have found that they love to work for thier food. I use to use a food bowl, but they would always bury it, so now I use the scatter method. I mix their bedding with timothy hay, shredded white paper and toilet tissue. I scatter their food over the bedding and then give it a quick toss. I wouldnt do this with wet, juicy fruit. But you can do this with diced carrots or small pieces of broccoli. They will find it.

I also take a piece of white paper, put the hay and veggies in the center, and then wad it up and make a ball out of it. They can smell the food and eat through the paper. I hope these ideas help.

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