Gerbils are very curious animals and make very interesting, lively pets. They are also largely odourless and rarely bite so are popular for children. They can live anywhere up to 4 years old, however the longest recorded living gerbil lived to 8 years old.
Don’t be fooled by their size, although they are small animals they will still require lots of care and attention throughout their life. Once you are certain you and your family can provide a loving and long lasting home for your gerbil you must consider the following factors.