MEET THE GERBIL

The gerbil is a small desert rodent from Mongolia that have been kept as pets since the 1960's. They love to chew, tunnel and dig!

Lifespan

2 - 4 years

Good With Kids

Yes

Space Requirement

Small

Time Needed Outside Cage

Medium

Potty Trainability

Medium

Diet Difficulty

Low

Care Difficulty

Low

Cleanliness

High

Human Interaction Needs

Medium

Cuddliness

Medium

CARE GUIDES

ADOPTABLE GERBILS

ENCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Dimensions

1 - 2 gerbils: 2 cubic ft

Required Enrichment

Variety of chew toys (wood, lava, cardboard)

Nesting material

Hide (igloo, box, etc)

Toys

Wheel

Other Notes

- Glass aquariums are the best cages for gerbils as they love to tunnel and burrow as well as chew

- Beware of cages with too much plastic or wood as gerbils are excessive chewers and may escape

- Wire floors must be covered (we recommend fleece)

- No wood bedding of any kind

- Bar spacing must be 1/4” or smaller 

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