Gerbils

Companionship

What any happy gerbil needs is the company of other gerbils. Solitude can lead to unhappiness and illness. Keep a pair, or a group, preferably of the same sex and ideally from the same litter. Getting them all at the same time as babies is perfect. Males and females can be kept together, but that will definitely lead to the patter of tiny gerbil feet.

Quick Tip

You should offer your gerbil a choice of different toys over a period of time. This will keep your gerbil stimulated and will prevent them from getting bored.

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After 10 weeks of age, gerbils won’t welcome newcomers, and they’ll be in a fighting mood. If you’re bringing a new furry face into the gerbilarium, some remodelling is called for. That means dividing it into two compartments with wire mesh, keeping food and water in each.

Swap the gerbils from side to side a few times a day. Once there’s no sign of aggression – usually after two weeks or so – the divide can be dispensed with. And all will be harmony in the gerbil world.

Did you know?

Gerbils don’t like water baths. They prefer to roll themselves in sand to get a shinier and smoother coat.

Did you know?

Gerbils often sleep on top of each other whilst unconsciously grooming each other.

Quick Tip

You should check your gerbil on a daily basis for any signs of illness. If you are worried about signs of illness, then please contact your vet.

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If you have a question, please email us or call us on 0800 413 969. Our dedicated consumer care team are available to answer any questions you may have. If you are concerned about the immediate health of your pet, please seek the advice of your vet as soon as possible.

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