guinea pigs


Question by  rbudrick (20)

How long does it take for a baby gerbil to be able to eat hard food?

I need to know how to care for a baby gerbil.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

At about three weeks, the pup can start to eat seeds, cheerios, or even start attacking pellets. They need to be with their mother until at least a month old, but they can begin eating vegetables and rabbit food. Be careful with fruits, as they can cause diarrhea, causing dehydration.


Answer by  boinkylover (16)

After they pass the pink stage and have grown hair, and are active in the pen. If you put food down, and they eat it, they're ready. About 2-3 weeks.


Answer by  traumatised (3285)

It normally takes about 3-4 weeks for baby gerbils to eat on their own. Contact a qualified exotics vet (who specialises in rodents) for care tips/advice if mum's gone.

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