“ Brand: Supreme / Food Type: Rodent / Small Pet Food „
Anyone who owns gerbils will know that they are versatile little creatures who will eat pretty much anything put in front of them , so finding something they like isn't hard , the hard part is finding something that is nutritionally balanced.
So when i was looking into owning gerbils i was searching for something that was balanced enough for my gerbils i came across this food in a pet shop and bought it for £3.99. Recently i have found it at a wholesalers for £1.60 so i now buy it their.
The New packet is a nice purple and grey design with a gerbil on top of a pile of food , this is a nice touch to the product and is quite attractive to the buyer. The pack is 850grams which i see as a perfect size.
The Product says it is a complete muesli for any aged gerbil and i agree with this. My main advice on this product is to mix it in a bowl or something before serving due to all the smaller flakes falling to the bottom so the gerbils may not get a overall perfect diet.
These Are The Nutritonal Facts :
Crude protein (min.): 14%
Crude fat (min.): 4.5%
Crude fiber (max): 7%
Moisture (max.): 13%
And Gerri Gerbil includes :
Wheat, maize, flaked maize, soya flakes, oats, flaked peas, lucerne meal (alfalfa), carrots, pumpkin seeds, raisins, locust beans, soya oil, minerals, salt. Additives: Colourants.
The protein and fat are perfect for a non breeding gerbil. I recommend only filling the bowl back up once all the food is gone otherwise gerbils can pick out the bits they like and leave those they dont like.
There are two different ways of feeding this food , either the traditional bowl method or scatter feeding , i prefer to scatter feed as it makes gerbils forage for food like they would back in the wild. Their is nothing wrong with the bowl method , gerbils just seem to prefer foraging for it though , it keeps them busy !
The food does not include sunflower seeds as they contain quite a high fat content for gerbils. However giving them an occasional treat now and then wont harm them. Other suppliments to this diet can include monkey nuts , banana chips and dried mealworms.
Overall i would recommend this to anyone who isn't comfortable making their own food.
<Tries not to burst into song!> Anoyone who has ever owned a hamster will be able to tell you just have fussy they can be when it comes to thier food. (Or in the case of my 2 gerbils, they'll eat anything *as long* as your hand feeding them!...like why should they eat out of a bowl!? My gerbils are snobs...aaagghh!) Well if you have ever encountered a similar problem, Supreme "Gerri gerbil" food is for you [well, your gerbils, but you know what I mean!] The "Gerri Gerbil" variety is simply the best food i've found for my gerbils. Anyone who's had a hamster, gerbil, mouse, rat...any you care to mention, will know about them short, dark brown coloured stick things you get in rodent food? Know what I mean? Well has anyone had a rodent that actually likes them? If you have please leave a comment to let me know! I beleive they're alfalfa pellets of some sort, although i'm not sure about that. They do sort of look a bit like a cross between dry sugar beet cubes and alfalfa pellets that you feed to horses...so, who knows what they are! Well i've found that cheaper makes of food contain far higher numbers of these short brown stick things, i'll assume they're alfalfa pellets! It is for this reason that it is much more sensible (and works out cheaper in the end!) to feed your gerbils "Gerri Gerbil" mix. At an average price of around £1.10 for a small bag (not sure what the weight is) it is more expensive than most. The mix contains all the minerals and nutrients your gerbil requires. Nutritional information is as follows: Protein - 17.1% Oil - 6.5% Fibre - 10.0% Ash - 6.7% Vitamin A - 14,000 iu/kg Vitamin D3 - 2,000 iu/kg Vitamin E - 60 mg/kg Copper - 17 mg/kg (Anyone know what "iu" stands for?!) As for what is actually *in* the food, i.e. bits we can see! Well we do h
ave the traditional alfalfa pellets but we also have the traditional wheat, flaked maize, linseed lozenges, peanuts, along with much more of which I have no idea what it is! However, unlike most cheaper varieties it also contains whole peanuts in thier shells. Hamsters, gerbils, mice, rats, infact any rodent you care to mention love these! And anyone with gerbils will know, gerbils simply *love* to knaw things...we don't go through enough toilet rolls in this house, so the whole peanuts keep them occupied for all of 2 minutes (max.!) Generally i'd highly recommend all the "Supreme" makes of rodent food - of which there are loads, including "Russell rabbit", "Gerri Gerbil", "Harry Hamster", "Gerty Guinea pig", "Charlie Chinchilla" (although i'm not sure about the names!) there are probably others too. One further point I can add is that on the whole I've found that this make of food contains far lower probabilities of it having some sort of bugs in it. (Sounds horrid huh!). On the whole no food does, but it has been known that i've discovered small, wiggly, creatures in various rodent foods in the past, ranging from flea sized creatures to caterpillar sized things!
Ingredients include pumpkin seeds / alfalfa / raisins / carrot