There are numerous things to say about gerbil housing. From cages, bedding to houses and accessories. But first, lets stick to cages because we can’t have anything else without them.
Like most of small roddents, gerbils can be kept in cages of all sizes, but the bigger the better. There are a different type of cages, like, plastic cages, wire cages, glass cages, wooden cages etc. Most popular are plastic bin cages with mesh wire on top.
When buying, designing or getting new gerbil cage, you’ll have to consider one thing. They are really good burrowers and they should have a lot space for that. In the wild, gerbils have tunnels that can be several meters long. This sounds very depressing couse in captivity the wont have that much space, but if you follow our advices, here from MY GERBIL, your gerbils will be happy without few meters long tunnels.
As I mentioned, gerbils can be kept in mostly every cage out there.
- 1 or 2 gerbils, 51 x 28 x 33 cm (cca. 20 x 11 x 13 inches).
- 3 gerbils, 61 x 33 x 33 cm (cca. 24 x 13 x 13 inches).
- 4 gerbils , 76 x 33 x 33 cm (cca. 30 x 13 x 13 inches),
- 6 gerbils, 120 x 33 x 33cm (cca. 47 x 13 x 13 inches).
Ofcourse, these measurments are not a law, it is not recommended to go smaller from that and you can always adapt it to your needs, if it cant be that long, so make it wider, and oposite.
Overall, minimum for one gerbil, should be around 10 L of space, not less. Also there should be one smaller cage or something for „just in case“ things.
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