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Would this cage be suitable for gerbils?

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by DeadLee, Apr 9, 2017.


  1. DeadLee

    DeadLee PetForums Member

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    Hello,

    Always had hamsters but I am thinking of getting some gerbils. Would this cage filled deep with wood shavings be suitable for gerbils? If so, would it be for a pair or could a trio use this?

    It's a hamster heaven attached to another cage with the platform changed and lots of extra bits.

    Thanks!

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  2. ForestWomble

    ForestWomble PetForums VIP

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    I am afraid not, sorry.

    Gerbils are expert gnawers and could gnaw their way out of that. Gerbilariums are best for Gerbils, or at least a glass tank with plenty of room to climb and jump and dig.
     
  3. DeadLee

    DeadLee PetForums Member

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    Thanks very much, I'll invest in a new cage when the time is right then.
     
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    ForestWomble PetForums VIP

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    Your welcome, to give you an idea this is the gerbilarium I have:

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    There are two sizes and it's called the Falco, I got mine from zooplus.co.uk.
    I got the smaller one and it was home to two gerbils, when I was researching I read somewhere (though can not say how correct the info was so please do your own research as sizing guidelines might of changed or the website I read was wrong) that the smaller one can be home to up to 4 gerbils and the bigger one 6.
    I would however recommend you only get 2 gerbils as they are less likely to fight then a group and I found having 2 was great, They bonded with each other and they played, groomed each other and were all together a great pair.
     
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