One of the most critical things when creating a home for your gerbil is the bedding. Some of the new gerbil owners do not realize the necessity of having a good gerbil that is not even toxic to the animal. However, you do not need to worry because we have got you covered. This article provides you with the best information on how to choose the best bedding for gerbil. The information is provided by expert veterinarians, rescue groups, breeders and gerbil expert owners.
How to Create a Gerbil Bed
One characteristic of a gerbil that you will realize even the first minute when you acquire one is that they are consummate diggers. Their love to dig is inexorable which means that you have to get bedding that can withstand such a character. The gerbil kept in today’s homes are descendants of the wild gerbil from Mongolia. The wild ones dig up to 8 meters into the ground providing a home for breeding, hibernating, resting, nesting and living for the rest of the family. Whether in the captivity or in the wild, digging and tunnelling is one of gerbil’s activity. The bedding that you choose has a high impact on the lifestyle and health of your gerbil. The quality and quantity of the bedding determine if your gerbil will feel enriched, nurtured, secure and safe. (more…)