Do Gerbils Get Bored? [14 Boredom Breakers For Gerbils]

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Gerbils grow bored when their owners become distracted by other commitments. The good news is that you can prevent boredom in gerbils with toys, enrichment, and spending more time together. Gerbils get bored when they lack mental and physical stimulation. Signs that gerbils are living a boring life include gnawing cage bars and scratching the … Read more

What Kind of Gerbil Should I Get? [Mongolian vs. Fat-Tailed Gerbils]

Across Africa, India, and Asia, there are more than 100 different species of gerbils. But only two types of gerbil species are commonly kept as pets, the Mongolian gerbil and fat-tailed gerbil. Fat-tailed gerbils have longer lifespans, are more docile, and don’t need as much space. They can be kept alone, whereas Mongolian gerbils must … Read more

How To Tell If A Gerbil Is Male or Female [A Guide To Sexing Gerbils]

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If you want to breed gerbils or prevent them from breeding, you have to know if they’re male or female. Checking for the differences between boy and girl gerbils is called sexing. To determine the gender of a gerbil, hold it in your left hand and lift its tail. If its anus and urethra are … Read more

What Can I Give My Gerbils to Chew On?

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Gerbils need to wear down their teeth to stop them from growing too long. So, if you don’t give your gerbil something to chew, it’ll start to chew on its cage. Gerbils like to chew on wood and other natural materials. Household items like toilet rolls, cardboard egg boxes, and corrugated cardboard are also good … Read more

How To Hold a Gerbil For The First Time

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Before you pick up a pet gerbil, you need to learn how to handle them properly. Holding a gerbil incorrectly can cause injury or make them scared of you. Before handling your gerbil, give it 24 hours to get used to you. Let it grow accustomed to your scent by placing your hand in its … Read more

How To Care For Baby Gerbils [A Complete Guide]

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Baby gerbils (pups) are easy to care for in captivity. The size of a litter varies but is usually between 3 and 6. The mother will look after these pups on her own throughout their development. The mother performs most aspects of baby gerbil care. Initially, pups only drink their mother’s milk. They’ll begin eating … Read more