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Care Sheet for Mice and Rats or other Rodents

Average Rating Given To This Care Sheet Is 5.00    (1=lowest, 5=highest)    Last Updated: 08/12/2008

Main Category:

Misc

Sub Category:

Mice and Rats or other Rodents

 Care Sheet Submitted By:

Ledroc567

Years Experience:

5 to 10 Years

Species:

Mongolian Gerbil

Other Species or Phases this Care Sheet May Cover:

None

Sexing and Characteristics:

Males have twice the area between the anus and the genital opening than females. Males also have a bulge at the base of their tails.

Mostly Active During:

Both

Substrate and Water Needs:

A good quality carefresh or aspen bedding
fresh and clean water should be provided daily in the form of a bottle as dishes get bedding kicked in them.

Lighting and UVB:

None

Temperatures and Humidity:

Room temperature is all that is needed.

Heating and Equipment:

None

Caging Provided:

A10 gallon aquarium is the minimum for a pair of gerbils but does not allow proper ventilation. A good sized wire cage with 1 cm bar spacing is a good choice.

Diet:

Herbivorous

Description of Diet:

A good quality pet block or gerbil food supplemented with small quantities of dried fruit

Supplements, Nutrition and Usage:

If fed a proper diet no supplementing is needed.

Maintenance:

Clean bedding out once a week and disinfect enclosure once a month.

Some Words on this Species:

Gerbils are delightful little creatures that rarely bite and love contact
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