Your gerbil's feces should normally be firm in texture, and dark in color. A change in either texture or color - especially to a watery texture or a lighter color - usually signals a problem. Causes of diarrhea in gerbils include:
Your veterinarian may recommend the use an antibiotic liquid specially formulated to treat the symptoms of diarrhea in small pets. As with any medication, administer it as directed, observe your pet for improvement, and contact your veterinarian if you have any questions or concerns.
If your pet's diarrhea has soiled his home, clean his cage as soon as possible to promote optimal hygiene and an environment that facilitates healing/recuperation. Cage Cleaner & Deodorizer can simplify the job and help you get your pet back into clean, familiar territory in no time.