Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 17
Rated 3 out of 5 by Hazelsong 3 were great - 1 not so much :(
In October 2013, I bought two gerbils. They were a bit shy, but as they aged, they became friendlier. Sadly, they both passed away. After the first one (Midnight) died, I adopted Licorice to be Moonbeam's friend, and she's such a sweetheart. After Moonbeam passed a month ago, Licorice needed a friend. 8 days ago, I adopted Nutmeg, who was sweet at first, but became vicious. She drew blood twice, once through a woven metal cut-resistant glove, and kept nipping me. I'm returning her and getting another/refund if the gerbils are gone tonight. All of these girls were from PetSmart, although Nutmeg was purchased right after they changed to a different supplier. I hope that my new gerbil will be much friendlier than Nutmeg is, but all of my other experiences have been great!
April 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ac1633 So cute!
I have 2 gerbils and they are absolutely the cutest! I think that they are amazing small animals and anyone would love them.
February 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5
by Emily8277 Super cute and sweet
I would totally recommend this as a first small pet! She is so easy to take care of and she loves to chew! We named her Tabby, after the woman who helped us get her(:
January 30, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by USMC Furry and friendly, but comparable to Houdini
They are so cute and friendly. I purchased two adorable little girls a few weeks ago. They do go through phases where they will nibble on me, but it doesn't hurt and it's only for about a day out of two weeks. They are never really awake or asleep at the same time each day/night, so some nights it will be silent and others I will hear them running around. They like to redecorate the tank, so whatever setup you have, expect it to end up being completely different the next day. Unfortunately one of the two gerbils had been obsessed with finding a way out. She hasn't yet, but she has figured out a way to squeeze herself between the top of the water bottle and the mesh lid to the tank. She is the only gerbil out of the two who does this, and I think this is more of a personal behavior issue rather than an issue for all gerbils.
They climb up my arm and sit on my hands, and after doing this for about a week, they've reduced the amount that they have peed and pooped in my hand.
All in all, they are great small pets. They're friendly, they aren't noisy, they don't fight, and they're easy to care for. However, I would watch for behavioral issues. Also, make sure the tank (or cage) is very secure.
October 25, 2015