- Active during the day
- Ideal for children 8 & up
- Loves to tunnel
- Social within the same family group
- Lives up to 3 years
Note: Pet availability is seasonal. State and local regulations may vary. Pricing may vary by store location. PetSmart stores cannot match the price below for this pet. Ask a store associate for details.
Gerbils are gentle, social and enjoy the companionship of another gerbil (house only same gender pairs who were raised together), as well as interaction with their Pet Parents. Gerbils have strong hind legs and are powerful jumpers. They are curious and not easily startled, so they're great for busy, active households.
Things to remember
Lifting & handling
Handle your gerbil gently -- scoop her up in both hands and hold her with cupped hands so she feels safe and secure. Remember to never lift or grip her by her tail.
Your gerbil's front teeth never stop growing, so she needs lots of healthy things to chew on like treat sticks and chews.
To prevent tail injury, gerbils should only run on a solid-surface exercise wheel.
Choose a fortified diet appropriate for gerbils.
Your gerbil needs a well-ventilated home with a solid floor, large enough for a food dish and water bottle and a hiding area (if one isn't built in). There should be plenty of room for all cage accessories, and for her to move around freely.
Vet Assured Promise
All pets purchased at PetSmart are raised under our exclusive Vet Assured program and come with a 14-day satisfaction guarantee. Vet Assured is a program designed by PetSmart veterinarians to improve the health and well-being of our pets. The program sets standards for the care of our pets by our live animal partners and store associates and establishes strict standards for the monitoring and prevention of common illnesses found in pets. PetSmart makes a significant investment in the care of our pets and it is apparent in the quality and comfort of the pets in our stores. However, if your pet becomes ill during this initial 14-day period, or if you're not satisfied with your pet for any reason, PetSmart will gladly replace the pet or refund the purchase price. Please keep your sales receipt and return the pet to the store where it was purchased if needed.