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Why Do Gerbils Kill Each Other?

Yes, that teeny-tiny tidbit of information your pet store employee dropped while you’re picking out a gerbil is true. Gerbils can kill each other. But why do gerbils kill each other? In short, gerbils can kill each other because there is nowhere for the victim to escape a fight. Fights happen all the time with […]

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Where do Gerbils Come From? 1

Where do Gerbils Come From?

It’s pretty interesting learning about how your pets became a domesticated animal that was once only a wild animal. We’re all familiar with the idea that household dogs are domesticated wolves, but where do gerbils come from? Gerbils originated in Asia and Africa. The most popular gerbil was found in a steppe in Mongolia, was […]

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Why Do Gerbils Thump Their Feet? 2

Why Do Gerbils Thump Their Feet?

It can be pretty scary watching your gerbil stand on their back legs and make loud sounds when they jump. It can get scarier when the entire cage starts doing it, but you don’t understand why. Why do gerbils thump their feet? The main reason gerbils thump their feet is to warn other gerbils about […]

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Do Gerbils Need A Wheel?

Do Gerbils Need A Wheel? ( Read before buying one )

Setting up an enclosure for a new pet is exciting! You probably already know the basics; food dish, water bottle, bedding, and shelters, but what about a wheel? Do gerbils need a wheel? Yes, gerbils need a lot of exercise, and a wheel is an easy way to get them active. It’s important to buy […]

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Gerbil Size vs Hamster Size

Gerbil Size vs Hamster Size ( List of Rodent Sizes )

Knowing the size of a pet is a very important piece of information before you adopt a new friend. So many people buy dogs based on a size that suits their lifestyle, but what about on a smaller scale? What is the size difference between a hamster and a gerbil? Hamsters, in general, are larger […]

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Gerbil vs Mouse: Which is the Best Pet?

Choosing the right pet is hard, and it becomes a harder choice when you aren’t sure what the difference is between animals. Gerbils and mice, for example, seem like they’d be the same sort of pet. Here we’ll help you decide which is the best pet, a gerbil or a mouse? It’s not an answer […]

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How Much Do Gerbils Cost? ( Complete breakdown )

Gerbils are relatively cheap pets. Even with all of their shelters, bedding,  toys, and food they are still much cheaper than a dog, cat, bird, or serpent. Well, how much do gerbils cost? Gerbils themselves cost between $5 and $40 each. The initial cost for everything you need can be anywhere from $200 to $250, […]

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Common Gerbil Allergy Symptoms

Keeping your pet gerbils healthy and safe is the number one responsibility you have as a pet owner. Knowing what symptoms to look for is a great place to start. What are the common gerbil allergy symptoms? Gerbils have allergies just like humans. Signs of allergies can include a runny nose, coughing, and sneezing. While […]

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What is a Group of Gerbils Called?

A group of hamsters is called a clan, and it’s made up of the family of a primary, mated pair! Are Gerbils Sociable With Each Other? While hamsters are notoriously territorial, gerbils are actually very sociable with one another. In fact, they are much happier in a group or pair. A solitary gerbil will be […]

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How Long Do Gerbils Live ( Lifespan Factors )

When owning a pet, one of the most important factors that you need to consider is how long the pet is expected to live in captivity. Some pets only have a lifespan of a few years whereas others (we’re looking at you tortoise) can even outlive the owner!  As this is such an important factor […]

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Can gerbils eat carrots?

All gerbil owners want to ensure that their pets are healthy with fluffy and reflective shine hair. For this to happen, proper nutrition is paramount for healthy gerbils. But can gerbils eat carrots? The short answer is, yes, but occasionally. Gerbils cannot live on carrots alone. Indeed, even if they like it when they are […]

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Can Gerbils eat celery? You need to know this!

Gerbils like to chew on different vegetables, including celery. Celery is a vegetable of the apiaceae family, composed of long, fibrous stems and small green leaves. It reaches a height of about 80 centimeters and has leaves with a typically serrated edge. The root is taproot, that is, narrow and long and penetrates deep into […]

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