how to pick a gerbil

How To Pick The Right Pet Gerbil

Getting a new gerbil is an exciting time. But don’t just buy the first one you see: take the time to choose the right gerbil for you. It should be healthy, and of an appropriate age and gender for its living situation. Pick a gerbil that’s energetic, curious, and interested […]

Do Gerbils and Rabbits Get Along?

Do Gerbils and Rabbits Get Along?

Gerbils and rabbits are both sociable and friendly animals. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they will get along well together. They’re different species, and would never naturally interact in the wild. Some gerbils and rabbits get along fine, and enjoy playing together. However, others don’t. If your gerbil is frightened […]

chinchillas and gerbils as pets

What Is the Difference Between a Gerbil and a Chinchilla?

Gerbils and chinchillas are both furry, sociable rodents that make popular pets. However, chinchillas and gerbils are distinct species, and have vastly different care requirements. Chinchillas are bigger than gerbils, requiring a larger cage. They need lots of floor space, whereas gerbils need deep bedding for digging. Both gerbils and […]

What To Do if Your Gerbil Has Babies

What To Do if Your Gerbil Has Babies

Gerbil pregnancies are short, and easy to miss. So, if you’ve woken up one morning to a litter of unexpected gerbil pups, you’re not alone. If your gerbil has babies, keep the cage somewhere warm and quiet. Give the mother extra food, water, and bedding. When the pups are one […]