care of gerbils
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As with all pets, it’s essential to make sure that your gerbil is kept happy and healthy. One of the easiest and most important ways of doing this is to ensure that you invest in a decent gerbilarium; one that allows your pet to burrow to his heart’s content, provides a secluded area for sleep and plenty of entertainment and activities to keep him busy!
Our gerbilariums provide everything your pet needs to keep him healthy and active – so all you need to do is sit back and be entertained! Gerbils are social creatures and enjoy the company of their own kind and humans too; this is just one of the reasons why they make such great pets. Our gerbilariums provide plenty of room so, should you choose to buy another gerbil or breed your current pet; you want have to buy a new cage!
Gerbils are generally active during the day, so there’s no need to worry about their chewing keeping you awake! Because gerbils have such sharp teeth, it’s important to ensure that they are provided with toys/materials for them to keep their teeth worn down – otherwise they’ll find alternative things to chew on, which is often their cage! Though our gerbilariums are specifically designed for strength and durability against gerbils’ gnawing teeth, it’s a good idea to check around every now and again for signs of chewing. This is why toys are also important – it stops their attention wandering to escaping!
Most small rodents enjoy some type of wheel, including gerbils – though it’s important to purchase a wheel that is specifically designed for gerbils as they can trap their tails in wheels with bars. Wooden blocks and toys are always welcome with gerbils as they provide hours of entertainment and the perfect object on which to chew.
Another attraction of keeping gerbils as pets is the fact that they’re very clean; gerbilariums only require a thorough clean out about once every two or three weeks, though if they’re using one area as a toilet it will require cleaning more regularly.
So if you’re thinking of getting a gerbil as a pet, take a look at our gerbilariums and gerbil products for everything you could need to keep your new pet happy and healthy