Gerbils are one of the most popular and known pets among all the pets, they quite look like rats and mice small and not that expensive to buy and it is also easy to care for them. Gerbil varies in the color of black, white and gold. The common name given to them is Mongolian gerbil by which they actually are known by people and him scientific of them is Meriones unguiculatus with the size of 4 inches and the tail also add and inches into its size, they live for approx 2 to 3 year only.
Having them as a pet required proper care of them like they required a good room temperature to stay, food they most likely prefer to eat grass and chewing grinds but if one is petting them and they go food for them like guinea pig food available in the market but people do prefer giving them natural seeds, grains and food which gerbils can eat easily and smoothly.
How to give proper housing to gerbils?
Gerbils are small and cute pets and also very active pet so they required a good space where they can move and have fun, one can keep them in a various way like:
- Aquariums because they are deep and larger where one can decorate it for gerbils’ and they also can easily burrow due to the natural nature of them.
- Plastics cages where gerbils can stay in a spacious manner with decorative room conditions which make it attractive and tempting for gerbils too.
- Gerbil can also be kept in the nest where they feel secure and also can sleep in a safe feeling, as they are tiny so they are used to live in space like a nest and live in a room where they can hide and sleep sometimes.
Reasons behind the popularity of gerbils
Gerbils are popular as household pets not just because of their looks which make them cute but that they are not aggressive like other pets and do not bite anybody or they rarely bite somebody until they provoke or any irritation. As they are small and easy to handle by people as they sociable nature which means they are friendly with human and can be kept with other gerbils in the same house where they do enjoy the company of other. They are clean and lesser in odor.
Also, one the major reason for petting them is that people can get food for them easily there are varieties of foods available in the market but finding the best food for gerbils are not that tough because they do love eating home species to like rids, seeds and grass. People prefer to stay with the animals who are human-friendly because one having small kids and babies in their house so that going for gerbils is quite good options people think.
Options available to feed and resident gerbils’
As we all know food is one of the important parts of humans and animals live and also play a very major role in life of human as well as animals without food no one can survive, Now in market, there are so many options available to feed your pet gerbil and one can also go with natural food too.
- Seed mixes are kind of loose mixtures of seeds and anything which is dried and look alike seed with eatable properties can be easily fed up to them.
- They eat grass also which is healthful for such breed and one can option buy products from the market for feeding them as per the taste of their gerbils. Pallets and lab blocks are also one of the food eaten by a gerbil.
Providing them food is as important as giving them proper living area because the food is necessary to live the environment has to be clean so that they can live happily and healthy there are so many decorative items also comes to buy and let their home be clean and decorative to stay and enjoy living there.
There is so many houses come in the market already designed and maintained for a pet, gerbils love to play inside or lives in tunnels so the shapes of tunnels small pieces or toys like that comes in market which can easily be pace in the house of gerbil in which they can play and stay all day long. One can also make gerbil houses by themselves just watching some videos of making a great house of their choice and requirement or with their own ideas they can let the architect make one as per their demand for their pet. There is a number of pet lovers who treat their pet as a family member and by the nature of gerbils, it has always been and loving adorable pet for a long time for which people do spend money either it’s eating or living.
Gerbils are social by its behavior and nature
Gerbils are social by their nature and human-friendly which attract peoples to buy one for their house, they are not kind of aggressive in nature they love stay in the same house with other gerbils and enjoy the company in the house they live, handling a gerbil not an much tough task it doesn’t required to took them for walk or outside they live in their house where they all need is just a good space all what one has to do is cleaning their house time to time for letting them be in clean and pure environment without getting ill, changing their water for drinking on daily basis which they drink inside their house with fresh water and good quality of food and natural food also because these species love to eat natural food most.
Hence, the gerbils’ are very popular known pets among people and they love to keep them as a pet due to their nature and cuteness, they do eat fruits, veggie’s like all human does so it become quite easy for people to keep one as they are not much expensive to keep and one can easily afford in their house.