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Small Mammal House
4.25" (108mm) head and body length with a 2" (55mm) tail.
1.4 oz (40g)
Fat-tailed gerbils feed primarily on insects and plant material in the wild. At the Zoo the fat-tailed gerbils receive a commercial animal biscuit as the base diet. The enrichment portion of the diet includes a variety of seeds, insects and a small amount of fruit and vegetables.
Fat-tailed gerbils are found in the northern portion of desert west of the Nile Delta in Egypt. Their range also extends into Libya, Tunisia, and Algeria.
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