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  • The life span of gerbils is 2-3 years.

  • Gerbils, although nocturnal (most active at night) actually go through several cycles of activity each night.

  • Gerbils need a nest box to feel secure

  • Frequent, gentle handling should keep your gerbil tame.

  • Gerbils love sunflower seeds.

  • Gerbils, being social animals, live best in pairs; keeping two same-sex littermates is the best situation.

  • "Thumping" is an interesting gerbil behavior. The gerbil will pound both hind legs on the ground when he is excited or stressed.

  • Young gerbils tend to thump even when not stressed.

  • If you have multiple gerbils, they will all join in on thumping behavior.

  • When a gerbil rubs his stomach on cage accessories, he is marking his territory.

  • The common pet gerbil originated in Mongolia.

 

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