Just because they’re small, don’t go thinking that you can give gerbils any less care, commitment and love than you’d give to a bigger pet. In this section, we show you how to give your pets the time of their little lives – which usually last around three years. Gerbils (Latin name – Meriones unguiculatus) make great pets, especially for children.
Unlike hamsters, who perk up when the lights go down, gerbils are active throughout the day. Just like you.Find out more
In the wild, gerbils are omnivorous. Which means they eat both plants and animals. Their usual diet is seeds, grains and grasses.Find out more
Good news, gerbils can be trained. Gerbils can learn several tricks, such as using a litter box and responding to its name.Find out more
What any happy gerbil needs is the company of other gerbils. Solitude can lead to unhappiness and illness.Find out more
Newly-arrived gerbils like nothing better than to be left alone in their new home for the first few days. Let them settle in.Find out more