9 Must-Know Tips for Caring for Gerbils


4. Make your gerbils’ cage feel like home

Gerbils have powerful natural instincts that help them survive in their natural habitat. Taken out of that habitat they can find it very hard to adjust. It’s important to decorate your gerbils’ cage in a way that offers the kind of experiences that gerbils are likely to have out in the wild.

First of all, you should make sure that the bottom of the cage is aligned wood shavings several inches deep. Gerbils aren’t happy unless they have something to burrow into. You should toss a few broad plastic pipes into your gerbils’ cage. Your gerbils will be happy running through them, imagining them to be tunnels and burrows that they’ve dug themselves.