Nutrition is one of the most important elements in raising and breeding animals. Properly balanced food rations allow controlling the growth and development of animals, affect their health and production, and are crucial during reproduction control.
Pet gerbil’s diet should not differ from the food they eat in their natural habitat. In the desert environment, gerbils primarily feed on seeds, stems, available plants, and sometimes eat small insects. They are quite economic when it comes to water consumption — gerbils drink rarely and in small amounts. Dry food is the basis […]
Just as rabbits, guinea pigs are herbivores and feed mainly on coarse fodder. They do not digest meat nor any products of animal origin, including dairy products. The basis of their diet is high quality hay or grass, which should always be available for the rodents. It provides them with necessary fibre, which contributes to […]
Rabbits are strict herbivores. In the natural habitat, they spend most of their time grazing. The basic components of rabbit’s diet are grass, herbs, leaves, twigs, and bark. It is low-calorie food; therefore, rabbit needs it in large amounts. Another characteristic feature of this food is its fibrous structure — typical of coarse fodder. Without […]
In their natural habitat, degus feed on grass seeds and their green parts, leaves, bark, nuts, and herbs. They live on the ground, but can climb trees in search for food. Feeding pet degus should not differ from their natural preferences, particularly because they are animals with higher food requirements than most pet rodents. Degus […]
That species of rodents is characterised by a high environmental tolerance. Rats may be seen almost all over the world, which means they are adapted to various kinds of food. Apart from grain and seeds, the basis of their diet, rats also readily feed on fruit, vegetables, grass, herbs, and many other. Rat eats often, […]
Hamsters are omnivorous. Apart from grain, which is the basis of their diet, they readily eat fresh and dried fruit and vegetables and breadstuff. Their diet determines their health. Pet hamster lives up to 2–3 years, although a properly fed hamster may live as much as even 5 years. Hamsters are not picky when it […]