With every this talk around increasing the minimum cage dimension for hamsters, ns was wonder what size cage/tank girlfriend guys have actually for your gerbils? I"ve do the efforts poking around on the internet, but I haven"t uncovered too much details on it.




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I think most gerbil forums recommended 10g... I beg your pardon personally provides me cringe, however the standards don"t seem to be as high together they room in hamster care. Personally, i really fail come see how a 10g could possibly be collection up v an adequate bedding depth because that a gerbil while likewise providing the pet with one enriching environment, yet for some reason that seems to it is in a issue of debate. If you space looking to upgrade your gerbils/get gerbils, I"d look at into acquiring something of the likes that a 40g breeder tank - that means you can have enough substrate depthandadequate enrichment.

I have the Skyline little Pet Terrarium Marrakesh for Akela, that is a lone gerbil life by herself (before I embraced her, her previous owner had to have actually her separated from her sister after Akela chose she didn"t favor her anymore ):

^She has a sand bathtub in there too, it"s in a mason jar in ~ the ago so it"s a little an overwhelming to see. I"m no the human beings biggest pan of the cage. It"s a really daunting height to job-related with, particularly for a gerbil. It"s the tank she came v from her old home, so I"ve just tried to make do. Her set up has readjusted since that picture & broadened her burrowing area a bit. I posted that on right here over a year ago, prior to the whole issue with using bendy bridges prefer that arose. Remainder assured, they"ve since be sealed therefore they attitude no danger to she at all.

Edited by Emma&Chester, 29 April 2017 - 11:08 PM.


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Gerbils aren"t favor hamsters, lock don"t need vast cages and also as lengthy as they have deep enough bedding, they"ll be satisfied almost anywhere! Some take into consideration the minimum cage size for a pair to be a 10 gallon, but I think this is just means too tiny in all honesty. I"d recommend a 20 gallon gift the minimum for a pair or trio that gerbs. The right cage size though in mine opinion would certainly be to walk for a 40 gallon tall. I"ve preserved a majority of every my gerbs in 20 gallons, and also have only ever before used 10 gallons to seperate male pups native the remainder of the litter as soon as they begin to reach sexual maturity. Hamsters space tricky small rodents in the they have huge territories in the wild, and also naturally are really active thus they need vast cages to shot and comprise for that. However, gerbils and many various other rodents preserve much smaller territories, and would fairly burrow about than go running. Of course, bigger is always far better

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I think most gerbil court recommended 10g... I beg your pardon personally provides me cringe, yet the requirements don"t seem to be as high together they are in hamster care. Personally, i really fail to see how a 10g could possibly be collection up with an enough bedding depth for a gerbil while likewise providing the pet with one enriching environment, but for some factor that seems to it is in a matter of debate. If you are looking come upgrade your gerbils/get gerbils, I"d watch into getting something of the likes of a 40g breeder tank - that way you have the right to have sufficient substrate depthandadequate enrichment. I have the Skyline small Pet Terrarium Marrakesh for Akela, who is a lone gerbil life by herself (before I adopted her, she previous owner had to have actually her be separated from she sister ~ Akela decided she didn"t prefer her anymore ):^She has a sand bath in over there too, it"s in a mason jar at the back so it"s a little complicated to see. I"m not the worlds biggest pan of that cage. It"s a really challenging height to work with, specifically for a gerbil. It"s the tank she came v from her old home, therefore I"ve just tried to make do. Her collection up has changed since that picture & expanded her burrowing area a bit. I posted the on below over a year ago, prior to the whole problem with using bendy bridges choose that arose. Remainder assured, they"ve since be sealed for this reason they attitude no danger to she at all.

Gerbils aren"t favor hamsters, they don"t need huge cages and as long as they have actually deep enough bedding, they"ll be satisfied almost anywhere! Some take into consideration the minimum cage dimension for a pair to it is in a 10 gallon, however I think this is just method too little in every honesty. I"d recommend a 20 gallon gift the minimum because that a pair or trio the gerbs. The appropriate cage size though in mine opinion would certainly be to go for a 40 gallon tall. I"ve preserved a majority of every my gerbs in 20 gallons, and have only ever used 10 gallons to seperate masculine pups native the rest of the litter once they begin to reach sex-related maturity. Hamsters are tricky tiny rodents in that they have huge territories in the wild, and also naturally are really active therefore they need huge cages to try and make up for that. However, gerbils and many various other rodents preserve much smaller territories, and would fairly burrow around than walk running. That course, larger is always much better

Thanks for replying!! I right now have my 2 gerbils in a 20 gallon tank, but I"m thinking about expanding come a 40 gallon eventually. This aided out a lot.


I do not agree with one of the above statements. A trio must not it is in in a 20gal long tank. They space not choose Mice. They space much bigger in comparison and also that is a very small space to support 3 that these larger creatures in...Plus a 20gal lengthy is small enough together it as and should be the super bare minimum. 3 Gerbils do not belong in a 20gal. (A good rule of thumb is the 10 gallons per Gerbil rule). However, this is my an individual view and also I"m pretty strong on it.I say the bare minimum should be a 20gal high or lengthy tank. I typically recommend tall to people because Gerbils room depth burrowers. My right tank size for a pair is a 40gal. I have a lone mrs in a 40gal breeder ideal now and I never ever see her ahaha. So much bedding and also toys.(She is a lone Gerbil since she to be vet diagnosed v Tyzzer"s Disease)