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Mongolian Gerbil

Overall satisfaction

2.75/5

Acquired: Other,
Pet store

Gender: N/A

Appearance

5/5

Friendly

2/5

Easy to handle

1/5

Activity level

5/5

Visibility

2/5

Health

4/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

2/5

Easy to feed

5/5

Easy to provide habitat

2/5

Be prepared for messes

By

Iowa, United States

Posted Sep 30, 2015

Gerbils are chewing and burrowing rodents, which means you can pretty much expect bedding to be everywhere unless you have a glass cage. If their cage is near anything that can be chewed, it will be chewed. They are not very social animals as far as human interaction. You can handle them depending on the personality of the individual gerbil you have, but chances are you aren't going to get very far without it trying to run away or burrow, which reminds me, if one escapes in your house, good luck finding it :/. Gerbils tend to be very active, which can be good or bad depending on your preference. It didn't work very well for me because I wanted something that could be handled and petted frequently without getting hyper or biting. It's good for someone who wants to watch them run on an exercise wheel or ball for hours at a time.

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