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The gerbil is a small granivorous (seed-eating) mammal and belongs to the rodent order. He is very social and lives in nature as a family. Also as pets they should not be kept alone. The gerbil is active day and night and has a life expectancy of 3 to 4 years. It has a body length of 10 to 12 cm and a weight of about 70 to 130 g.
The Mongolian gerbil lives in steppes, semi-deserts and deserts in southeastern Mongolia as well as in neighboring Russia and China. He likes to stay in fields and pastures. There he digs underground tunnels and makes nests and storerooms. Gerbils have their own nutritional needs.
Gerbils are curious and very fast animals. They are active at night and during twilight. This makes them especially suitable for people who work during the day. Gerbils are not really stuffed animals, they are above all a lot of fun to watch. The gerbil originally comes from North Africa and Asia. There they live in warm, dry areas. During the day they seek shelter from the heat in their burrow. Gerbils can live to be about 3 to 5 years old with good care.
Different Gerbil types
Mongolian gerbil: The Mongolian gerbil is the best known and popular gerbil species. In nature, the Mongolian gerbil lives in family groups and must therefore always be kept together with at least one of its kind. The Mongolian gerbil has a long, hairy tail with a feather at the end.
Persian gerbil: The Persian gerbil is larger than the Mongolian gerbil, they can also become a bit older, 6 to 8 years. The tail is long, hairy and has a dark tassel on the tip. Persian gerbils are group animals and must always be kept together with at least one congener.
Fat-tailed gerbil: The fat-tailed gerbil has slightly shorter legs than the other gerbil species. As the name implies, the fat-tailed gerbil has a thick tail. The tail is about 4 to 6 cm long. This is a lot shorter than with the other gerbils. The fat-tailed gerbil is very territorial and is best kept alone.
Handling the Gerbil
Try to leave the gerbils asleep during the day as much as possible. A gerbil can be picked up by gently scooping it up from below. An approach from above can appear threatening to the animal. Gerbils generally do not like to be petted. However, they will not bite quickly.