Health and Nutrition for Small Pets: Hamster and Gerbil

Hamsters and gerbils are one of the first small pets we own in our lives. Many of us had one or more when we were kids, and some of us get them for kids of our own. In general, hamsters and gerbils are healthy animals, and as long as they are fed properly, they can live up to five years. Determining a proper diet for your little pet can be difficult.