How Long Do Gerbils Normally Live?

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Gerbils are little rodents that make excellent pets. Despite the fact that gerbils have a shorter lifespan than other pets such as cats and dogs, the trend of keeping a gerbil as a pet is on the rise.  Gerbils have an average life span of 3 to 4 years, with some living up to 5 … Read more

Can Gerbils Be Overweight?

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Gerbils in captivity consume various grains, seeds, nuts, and dry vegetables. However, certain foods can cause gerbils to gain weight, while others are healthy. Excessive consumption of fatty foods, such as nuts and sunflower seeds, can cause your gerbil to gain weight. Inactivity adds to weight gain as well. Change the gerbil’s diet to a … Read more

Do Gerbils Like To Be Held?

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One of the most enjoyable aspects of having dogs is hugging, petting, and holding them near. However, because gerbils are easily frightened and agitated, they may not appear as friendly. Most gerbils prefer touching or sitting on your palm. Once trust has been formed, some gerbils may allow cuddling or hugging. Every day, spend time … Read more