Product Review: Kaytee Silent Spinner

Manufacturer: Kaytee Products, Inc. Brand: Kaytee Product Name: Silent Spinner Website: http://www.kaytee.com/ The Kaytee Silent Spinner comes in a variety of colors and sizes.   This wheel can be placed in glass tanks or attached to cages and wire toppers.  It is great to see something on the market other than those noisy wire and mesh wire … More Product Review: Kaytee Silent Spinner

To Tame a Gerbil

While gerbils are social, inquisitive and playful they can also be shy.  When you first bring your gerbils home your first instinct will be to pick them up or play with them.  Yes, I’m going to tell you not to.   Imagine being placed in a completely new environment with no knowledge of the people … More To Tame a Gerbil

Product Review: Higgins Sunburst Gourmet Blend

Manufacturer: Higgins Premium Pet Foods Brand: Higgins Sunburst Gourmet Blend Product Name: Sunburst Gourmet Blend Hamster & Gerbil Website: http://www.higginspremium.com/ Higgins Sunburst Gourmet Blend for Hamsters & Gerbils is a seed mix.  Although it is not organic, it is all natural, naturally preserved, and free of any artificial dyes or flavorings. It also has great variety consisting of … More Product Review: Higgins Sunburst Gourmet Blend

Product Review: VitaKraft VitaSmart

Manufacturer: Vitakraft Sunseed, Inc. Brand: VitaKraft Product Name: VitaSmart Complete Nutrition Hamster & Gerbil Website: http://www.vitakraftsunseed.com VitaKraft VitaSmart Complete Nutrition Hamster & Gerbil food is a seed mix formula.  This was the first food I had tried, before I knew anything about gerbils.  What attracted me to this food was the “VitaSmart”, completely wrong way to choose … More Product Review: VitaKraft VitaSmart

Product Review: Brown’s Tropical Carnival

Manufacturer: F.M. Brown’s Sons, Inc. Brand: Browns Product Name: Tropical Carnival® Gourmet Hamster & Gerbil Food Website: http://www.fmbrown.com/ Browns Tropical Carnival  Food is a seed mix.  I decided to try this product on others suggestions.   While the protein and fat values are correct there are some questionable ingredients used such as the use of dyes and chemicals.  Now, … More Product Review: Brown’s Tropical Carnival

Product Review: Oxbow Essentials

Manufacturer: Oxbow Animal Health Brand: Oxbow Product Name: Essentials Hamsters and Gerbil Food Website: http://www.oxbowanimalhealth.com/ Gerbils are known to pick through their food grabbing their favorites to eat first and leaving the rest.  This is very common in mix feeding. Oxbow Essentials is designed as a pellet food to insure that your gerbils receive the … More Product Review: Oxbow Essentials

Gerbil vs Hamster

Gerbils and Hamsters are similar in some ways, yet very different.   Yes, they are both of the order of Rodentia, however, they are classified into different families because of their differences. Mongolian Gerbils: Order: Rodentia Family: Muridae Subfamily: Gerbillinae Hamsters: Order: Rodentia Family: Cricetidae Subfamily: Cricetinae Body Types: Gerbils Hamsters Gerbils are on average … More Gerbil vs Hamster