Housing your Gerbil
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A Pair of Mongolian Gerbils
A Pair of Mongolian Gerbils


Fat-Tailed Gerbils
Fat-Tailed Gerbils
Photographer: Peter Maas


Mongolian Gerbils

Mongolian Gerbils are very social animals so they thrive when kept together in pairs or small groups, as they often groom each other or engage in other social activities.

An ideal pairing would be two males or two females from the same litter, although those from different litters can accept each other if carefully introduced at an early age. Mixed sex pairs or groups will happily live together, but they will breed so this is not advised.


When a gerbil reaches maturity it is very difficult to get them to accept a new companion, so it is vital to introduce them early.


Fat-Tailed Gerbils

Like Mongolian Gerbils, Fat-Tailed Gerbils are social animals so they can also be kept in pairs or small groups,
however, they are also happy to live alone.

If they are to be kept in a pair or group, youngsters from the same litter are preferable or
those from different litters can accept each other if introduced early. Mixed sex pairs or groups are not advised as they will breed.
 


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