Category: Gerbil

The Best Gerbil Cage in 2018

Getting pet gerbils is fun and exciting, but it’s also a big responsibility. To take the best possible care of your pet, you need to put in time, effort, and money. Money?! Yes, because there are a few items that you simply MUST acquire before getting your first …

Do Gerbils Smell?

Do gerbils smell? No, gerbils are actually one of the least smelly rodents. They are almost odorless. How is that possible? Let me explain. Why Are Gerbils Almost Odorless? Gerbils are desert animals, and experts at absorbing almost everything they eat and drink. Therefore, they don’t need to …

What is the Average Gerbil Lifespan?

Before I tell you the answer, you should know that there are many factors that affect the average lifespan of a gerbil. The most important ones are: Breed. There are about 110 different breeds of gerbil, with each having a slightly different life expectancy. Wild vs captivity. In …

How Long do Gerbils Live as Pets?

There are more than a hundred species of gerbils living in the wild, all with varying life spans. However, in captivity, pet gerbils normally live for 3-5 years. But some breeds can live to up to 8 years. The life span of any pet, gerbils included, depends a …