Suitable cages for Gerbils
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The Gerbil is a real rodent and a ground animal! It is therefore important that the cage is 100% gnawing-proof and not too high. In addition, they are social group animals and need a lot of space to dig, jump and play. The Gerbil cage must therefore be suitable for at least two Gerbils and have a size of at least 100 x 50 cm. The Gerbil enclosure does not have to be high, but should above all have a spacious surface. At DRD Gerbil Webshop we have taken this into account, so that you can choose a suitable Gerbil cage without any worries!
Gerbils are not naturally good climbers like Mice or Rats . They have less agile paws and are better adapted to digging and running on the ground. In the wild, Gerbils live on the ground, they do not climb, but dig the most complex tunnel systems underground, which is also their main mode of movement.
What is a good Gerbil Cage or Terrarium?
Gerbils are real rodents! Their enclosure must therefore be gnawing-proof , otherwise they will gnaw their way into freedom! In addition, Gerbils are particularly good climbers and jumpers, so the enclosure must be well closed. An aquarium is absolutely fine, but it must have a gnaw-proof lid.
Is a Wire Cage suitable for Gerbils?
No, a barred cage is not suitable as a gerbil enclosure. Gerbils are ground animals and real diggers who like to dig tunnels. Although they jump and climb quite well, the cage does not have to go higher. Preference is given to a deep substrate so that the Gerbils can dig.
Is a combination of bars with glass suitable as a gerbil enclosure?
Yes, we believe that this is certainly a good combination. The condition is that the bottom box provides space for a lot of ground cover, at least 30 cm, so that the Gerbils can dig comfortably. The big advantage of a bar section is ventilation. Gerbils are desert animals that are used to lower humidity. It is therefore very important that the accommodation has good ventilation to prevent excessive humidity and thus prevent the risk of skin fungus.
What is the best Gerbil enclosure?
The very best Gerbil enclosure is a terrarium with a high base that provides sufficient ground cover for digging. A terrarium is gnaw-resistant and well sealed. However, it is very important that the terrarium has good ventilation so that the humidity cannot rise too much. Gerbils are desert animals that cannot tolerate excessive humidity. If the humidity rises too much due to a lack or too few grilles, Gerbils can develop skin fungus or have respiratory problems. The humidity can be measured with a hygrometer .