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Gerbils come in a variety of colors and often have black spots or other markings.
Gerbils are desert animals who love burrowing. In an enclosure, they can run all day long.
The average gerbil will eat about 150 grams of food per day. And given the chance, they love to have grain-based treats, as well as fruits, vegetables and seeds.
Whether you’re adopting your first gerbil or your fourth, knowing the basics to choose the right gerbil habitat is important.
Your furry friend will be happy and healthy — and so will you.
A gerbil enclosure should be big enough so your furry friend can explore, rest and play comfortably. One of the most important things to look for when researching gerbil cages is a unit that is made from high-quality materials.
Your small pet deserves a place that will keep him safe and one that will provide the proper ventilation, too.
10 Awesome Gerbil Cage Ideas to Inspire You
Have you had gerbils in your home before? What was your favorite cage for them?
In this post, we have collected 10 awesome gerbil cage ideas to inspire you.
Gerbil Cubes Cage
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Cubes are sturdy, square wire frames which, when joined together with the clamps provided, are designed to build pet-safe homes/shelves. They can also be used to build excellent gerbil cages. They are very flexible and by combining multiple packs you can build very large cages that will fit in your garage or shed.
You can configure them in many ways. We have pictures of various configurations up on our website and loads of information available. Please take a closer look at them before purchasing to get the most out of your investment.
If there is a lot of assembling and re-assembling involved, your best bet is to buy a reusable cable tie. It makes your work so much easier.
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Creating a cube-shaped cage can be very easy. If you’re trying to make a cage by the bed, you can use drawers instead of using toys and tunnels. You can create very interesting shaped cages by using drawers. Make sure they are well-ventilated.
Gerbils love to burrow in tunnels and between bedding and can share one drawer with another gerbil. A cooler cage will help to extend the life of your pet, as well as a cleaner habitat for a happier gerbil.
Gerbil Tiered Tower Cages
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Exclusive, safe and comfortable! You can have three or four-tiered tower cages. You should ensure that the coating is pet-safe, and the lightweight wire mesh has narrow bar spacing.
You can set up ramps inside the cage to allow your pet to move around the cage with ease. There should be removable, easy-to-clean ABS plastic trays.
And last, but not least, they should come with caster wheels making moving the cages all over the place neat and simple.
Vivariums are a great way to keep reptiles and amphibians as pets. They provide a natural environment that enables the animals to feel at home.
They are also far easier to look after than open-air cages.
A vivarium also makes an attractive addition to any home. With its unobtrusive design, it can be displayed in any room of the house without bothering your space, so you don’t have to worry about decor and clutter.
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A “wood house” is a miniature pet enclosure” usually made of high-quality natural wood. It is built in the shape of a cute cottage or bird house.
Animals such as hamsters, rabbits, birds, gerbils, mice, and chinchillas love to have hiding places.
They like to have play houses to call their own and feel comfortable in. It is not only for their comfort, but also for the owners’ sake to ensure that these small pets have stimulating environments like in the wild.
Wall-mounted Pet Condos
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The wall mounted gerbil condo is a portable, fun place for your gerbils to play and hide.
Constructed of a dome made of wire mesh or other pet-safe material, it’s perfect for your gerbil.
With a wide and transparent opening, you can always check on what your little friends are up to. With its easy-to-hang design, this is a great way to keep your pets safe and secure while you’re not at home.
It’s easy to assemble, and it’s an economical way to keep your pets happy and healthy.
Pet Capsule Carrier
The backpack pet carrier is for those who love their pets. It can provide you with the best way to take good care of your lovely pet when traveling. And it can also be used to hold pet food and its water when feeding.
The capsule itself is made of waterproof, environmentally friendly PVC material Due to the transparent cover, the pet will not feel uncomfortable. You can easily place pet feed or a water bottle or snacks inside the space provided for the purpose.
You can comfortably let your pet out and in.
Do you have a lot of storage or organizer bins lying around? If yes, you could re-purpose them to create small bin sized spaces for your furry friends!
You can also make these cute gerbil bins out of wood and other recycled materials. You can create this gerbil bin using a large flat board or a box.
Believe it or not, there are plenty of ways to build a gerbil bin that costs no money at all.
The first and easiest way is to take an empty container and cut an entry hole for the gerbils. This can be either in the top lid or side of the container. If it’s in the side, just make sure that there are two holes cut to avoid pressure escapes.
Also, cover one hole with tape or something so the gerbils can’t escape the other way.
The pet Playpen is ideal for gerbils, hamsters, and other small pets. The playpen has a modular design to allow you to customize the area for larger pets or to leave extra room for smaller pets.
The panels can also be detached for use outside the playpen as an exercise area.
You can add features to the playpen to make it look like a real habitat- dens, a rope ladder, and wood chewing toys. You can also configure the panels inside such playpens to giving your pet plenty of freedom, and move around easily.
This unique product is both a tank and a cage for your pet. The cage topper fits on top of the tank, creating a home that is secure, uncluttered, and delightfully easy to clean.
It is available in a variety of sizes, and the kit usually includes a slide-out pan and grate for mess-free disposal of bedding and waste.
What Should Be The Size of Your Gerbil’s Cage?
Gerbils are small but social creatures who love to play and move about. They need lots of room to burrow and run and enjoy other gerbil interaction.
A small cage is good for keeping them in a smaller spaces, and a large cage is great if you can fill it with tunnels and chew toys.
Talking about the appropriate size, 5-gallons of space per gerbil was considered adequate earlier. However, you may want to give your friends a bit more of breathing space- with about 10-gallons of space per gerbil. So, if you have a pair of gerbils, a 20-gallon cage would be the way to go.
No one likes loneliness, not even your pets. It’s best that you don’t have a lonely gerbil. Hence you might want to have some more of them around!
You don’t need to spend a lot of money to get a well-built gerbil cage. Gerbils are tiny creatures and don’t need a lot of space.
A small cage is a good choice. A pet owner should also make sure that his pet cage is clean and hygienic. You can use any kind of material you want.
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