The Humane Society of the United States

Gerbils

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Gerbils are active, social and curious about their environment. They’re also frequently promoted as an ideal first pet because of their small size and low cost, but these animals have unique needs that require a well-informed owner. Find out what it takes to keep your gerbil happy and healthy.

Happy Habitats

Gerbils love to dig, chew, and explore. Be sure you've got the right kind of housing to make your gerbil feel happy and at home.

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