3. Few pets tend to be as friendly and as available as gerbils
Gerbils are sociable and tend to be affectionate pets. What makes them even better as pets for children is that they are crepuscular – they don’t need to sleep for hours together. Instead, they only take small naps throughout the day and night. This means that children hoping to play with a gerbil in the family can happily play with them nearly any time they wish. Just make sure your children handle gerbils carefully.