Gerbils

Housing

Put some fine, absorbent sand into a bowl or box. They’ll love it. And it helps to keep their coat in good condition by removing excess oils and encouraging grooming.

Quick Tip

A ‘gerbilarioum’ is the best type of home for your gerbil. This is a tank that is usually full of burying materials such as organic soil with a wire cage above it.

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Gerbils are very clean animals, so you don’t need to clean out the accommodation very often. But hygiene is still important, so give it a thorough clean once a week. And replace the tank contents every two weeks.

To keep the gerbilarium comfortable, try to maintain a constant temperature. That means keeping it away from radiators and draughts. And avoid direct sunlight at all costs – gerbils can suffer from heat-stroke.

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Gerbils are expert diggers, so make sure they have plenty of areas where they can hide away if they wish.

Did you know?

Gerbils are expert diggers, so make sure they have plenty of areas where they can hide away if they wish.

Quick Tip

Gerbils should be carefully handled from an early age so that they aren’t easily frightened.

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