Is it safe to give your gerbils wet food? I want to feed my little…

Is it safe to give your gerbils wet food? I want to feed my little guy his regular food mixed with water because he won’t drink water.

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Kelly Furgason
5 years ago

Hello,

Are you sure he’s not drinking? Gerbils tend to not drink as much as other rodents. When you put the water bottle in the cage , put a piece of tape or mark a line on the outside of the bottle to determine if it’s drinking or not. Gerbils will also be more active at night so he may be drinking when you are not observing him.

Is he active and eating? To answer your question it won’t hurt your gerbil to offer wet foods in moderation. Try offering a bit of romaine lettuce misted with water.  

-Kelly