Can gerbils become constipated? If so, what are the symptoms of constipation?

Can gerbils become constipated? If so, what are the symptoms of constipation?

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Kelly Furgason
5 years ago

Hi Matilda,
Sure, they can get constipated. If you think he is, you can offer him some veggies or fruits such as peas or apple with the peel on. Just a few small pieces. This should help pass. You can also put a drop of veggie oil on the foods offered that can help.

If he’s constipated he won’t be passing pellets. They usually pass pellets pretty frequently. If you don’t see anything in over 30minutes he probably is.

As always, talk to or go see your vet if you are concerned.
All the best,
~kelly