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Did you know that there are several gerbil species?

There are different types of Gerbils that are kept as pets:

Mongolian Gerbil
Persian Gerbil
Pale Gerbil - Egyptian Gerbil
fat-tailed gerbil

The Mongolian Gerbil is the most popular pet species. In addition, there is also the Thick-tailed gerbil, which is slightly less well-known. The fat-tailed gerbil has a very different build than the Mongolian Gerbil, where the tail stands out first. The tail of the Fat-tailed Gerbil is, as the name suggests, a lot thicker than that of the Mongolian Gerbil. The tail has a different function in this gerbil species. This is because fats and moisture are stored in it. The more fat the Fat-tailed Gerbil ingests, the thicker its tail becomes. The diet of the Fat-tailed Gerbil is also slightly different from that of the Mongolian Gerbil, as it is more of an insectivore. This can also be seen in its pointed snout. It is therefore important that the Fat-tailed Gerbil also receives a (dried) insect mix in addition to its main food.

The Mongolian Gerbil is a small granivorous (seed-eating) mammal and belongs to the order of the rodents. He is very social and lives in nature as a family. They should also not be kept alone as pets. 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 in China. He likes to stay in fields and meadows. There he digs tunnels and builds nests and storage rooms. 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 very nice to look at. Originally the Gerbil comes from North Africa and Asia. There they live in warm, dry areas. During the day they seek shelter from the heat in their burrows. Gerbils can live about 3 to 5 years with proper care.

Different Gerbil species

Mongolian gerbil : The Mongolian gerbil is the best known and popular gerbil species. The Mongolian gerbil lives in family groups in nature and should therefore always be kept together with at least one congener. The Mongolian gerbil has a long, hairy tail with a tuft at the end.

Persian gerbil : The Persian gerbil is larger than the Mongolian gerbil they can also live a little older, 6 to 8 years. The tail is long, hairy and has a dark tassel at the tip. Persian gerbils are group animals and should always be kept together with at least one conspecific.

Fat-tailed gerbil : The fat-tailed gerbil has slightly shorter legs than the other gerbil species. As the name suggests, 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 gerbil species. The fat-tailed gerbil is very territorial and is best kept alone.

Handling the Gerbil

Try to leave the gerbils alone as much as possible when they are sleeping during the day. A gerbil can be picked up by calmly scooping it up from below. An approach from above can appear threatening to the animal. Gerbils generally don't like to be petted. However, they are not likely to bite.

All Gerbil information at a glance

In the table below we have clearly presented all information about the Gerbil for you. We have put together the four most popular gerbil species.

 

Mongolian Gerbil

fat-tailed gerbil

Persian
Gerbil

Egyptian
Gerbil

Residence
LxW together min.

5000cm 2
100 x 50 cm
4000cm 2
100 x 40 cm
5000cm 2
100 x 50 cm
5000cm 2
100 x 50 cm
Ground cover
Kind

digable digable digable digable
Bottom layer
Height min.

25/40 cm 25/40 cm 25/40 cm 25/40 cm
Nutrition

Complete Gerbil food The Fat-tailed Gerbil is also an insectivore by nature, so it is necessary to feed (dried) insects in addition to a complete Gerbil food.

Complete Gerbil food Complete Gerbil food
Nest material

Yes Yes Yes Yes
change
Stay after ca

8 - 12 weeks
Depending on the group size
8 - 12 weeks 8 - 12 weeks
Depending on the group size

8 - 12 weeks
Depending on the group size
running wheel
Diameter min.

30 cm 25/30 cm 30 cm 30 cm
cottage
or hiding place


Multiple,
depending on group size.
At least 1 larger house
Multiple
At least 1 larger house
Multiple,
depending on group size.
At least 1 larger house
Multiple,
depending on group size.
At least 1 larger house
Toys
Type and purpose

hide, gnaw,
discover, dig, tunnels
hide, gnaw,
discover, dig, tunnels
hide, gnaw,
discover, dig, tunnels

hide, gnaw,
discover, dig, tunnels
sandbox

Yes Yes Yes Yes
Drinks
Administer via

Bottle made of rodent-resistant material or protected by a bottle holder

Bottle made of rodent-resistant material or protected by a bottle holder Bottle made of rodent-resistant material or protected by a bottle holder Bottle made of rodent-resistant material or protected by a bottle holder

Prevention
parasite, worm

No need for preventive treatment,
only with symptoms.
No need for preventive treatment,
only with symptoms.
No need for preventive treatment,
only with symptoms.
No need for preventive treatment,
only with symptoms.

Way of life
Together or alone
Social

Mongolian Gerbils should be kept at least in pairs. Always ask the breeder or the shelter for advice.

Solitary/Alone

Fat-tailed gerbils should be kept alone.

Social

Mongolian Gerbils should be kept at least in pairs. Always ask the breeder or the shelter for advice.
Social

Mongolian Gerbils should be kept at least in pairs. Always ask the breeder or the shelter for advice.

eyes open

16-20 days 10-14 days 16-20 days 10-14 days
Particularities Mongolian Gerbils can develop epilepsy at a young age.

Tyzzers disease can occur in Gerbils.
The fat-tailed gerbil has a thick tail in which it stores moisture and fat. The thicker the tail, the more it has stored.

The fat-tailed gerbil is calmer than the Mongolian Gerbil
   

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