gerbil intelligence

How Intelligent Are Gerbils?

Gerbils are rodents, and rodents are one of the most intelligent pets you can own. Gerbils aren’t quite as clever as some other rodents, but they’re inquisitive, eager learners, and good decision-makers. Gerbils are smart pets, and demonstrate various types of intelligence. They have complex social skills, spatial awareness, and […]

How many gerbils can you keep together?

How Many Gerbils Can Live in One Cage?

Gerbils are social creatures, and should never live alone. If you’re thinking of adopting new gerbils, you may wonder how many gerbils can be kept in the same cage (gerbilarium). A pair of gerbils (two males, or two females) is the happiest and safest combination. When two gerbils live together, […]

gerbils grooming each other

Why Do Gerbils Groom Each Other?

You’ve probably seen your gerbils grooming each other from time to time. It looks like they’re licking or nibbling at each other’s fur. Sometimes, you might hear your gerbils squeaking while grooming, or purring. Grooming is a normal gerbil behavior that indicates your gerbils are healthy and happy. When one […]

can gerbils eat chocolate?

Can Gerbils Have Chocolate?

Chocolate is one of the most popular snack foods in the world. You may wonder whether you can feed gerbils chocolate as a treat. Unfortunately, chocolate is poisonous to gerbils, so they can’t eat it. Gerbils can’t have chocolate as it contains a compound called theobromine. A gerbil’s body struggles […]

Can Gerbils Eat Lettuce?

Is It Safe to Feed Gerbils Lettuce?

Gerbils thrive on a varied diet containing a range of grains, seeds, fruits, and vegetables. Along with a high-quality gerbil food mix, gerbils enjoy fresh produce as dietary supplement. Gerbils can eat lettuce, but in moderation due to its high water content. Lettuce is safe for gerbils to eat. It […]