Acquired: Pet store
Posted Aug 05, 2014
I have always had fun with my Gerbils - they were friendly , lovable and easy to maintain . I would say they definitely are the right choice if you are looking for your child's first pet . The only minuses might be that they escape from their cage really easily if you don´t make sure it´s locked , that you have to clean said cage every two to four weeks depending on the size , and that they only live a few years which is a point one should have in mind . But two of these points can be fully avoided by acquiring a terrarium you fill with regular litter for small animals . Not only will you now have around two months time before another cleaning but your Gerbils can also build little tunnels they seem to feel safe in .
But yes - if you are looking for a small animal a Gerbil might just be the thing for you !