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Gerbils Thump Too!

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Gerbils are very intelligent, entertaining animals that love to play. They are active both during the day and at night. They are very social and dependent on other gerbils to feel safe, keep warm, and for companionship. Since they are social animals, keeping them in pairs (or larger groups) is always recommended. Gerbils are easy to care for, take up very little room, and supplying a home and food is relatively inexpensive. A couple pet gerbils in your home can be very fun and enjoyable.

  • Adult Size: 5"

  • Care Level: Beginner

  • Life Span: 4-5 years

  • Diet: Gerbil food, timothy hay and vegetables


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.

Breed: Gerbils
Gender: Male
Location:   Union Square

Date Posted:  

March 13, 2015

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