Gerbil in den

Gerbil in den

Catalog Number
3.5 x 1.6 x 6.3 inch (W x D x H)
Age Recommendation
3-8 years
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Gerbils – also called Mongolian gerbils – grow up to twelve centimetres long. Their tails are just as long. They are popular pets because, unlike mice and rats, they hardly smell.
Gerbils live in dry clay and sand deserts, steppes, and mountains. They originally come from the highlands in the heart of Mongolia. They only have a few enemies, but have to struggle with harsh living conditions. In their native country, it can get as cold as -40 degrees Celsius in winter, whereas the thermometer climbs to a sweat-inducing 50 degrees Celsius in summer. Gerbils prefer to dig deep caves and passages under the protection of a plant, where they also build nests for their offspring and pantries for food.
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Fun Fact

Gerbils don't dig with their paws, but their long, powerful hind legs.


1 x gerbil, 2 x fern, 1 x pedestal

Scientific facts

  • Scientific name : Chaetodipus arenarius
  • Global Home : North America, Central America
  • Conservation Status : Least concern
  • Primary habitat : Temperate Desert, Temperate Shrubland