Keeping gerbils as pets can be easy, but you’ll need some essential gerbil supplies to keep them happy and healthy. Chewy carries a great selection of some of the best gerbil supplies around, including handy gerbil products that will make your life easier and some cool gerbil accessories that will make caring for them more fun.
Begin by choosing a roomy gerbil cages for your pets to live in. A single-level wire enclosure or glass aquarium with a wire mesh cover will work well, and Chewy carries a range of cool gerbil habitats and accessories to fit your needs. Once you’ve chosen a suitable enclosure for your gerbils, you’ll need to set up places for them to drink, eat, sleep, nest and eliminate in there. Cage-mounted water bottles are the preferred way to give gerbils water, but you can use bowls for both water and gerbil food if you prefer. A litter box will make cleaning the cage less of a chore, too, just be sure to choose a gerbil-sized litter box and try using chinchilla bathing dust as the litter material.
You’ll need to line your cage with lots of soft gerbil bedding for burrowing and nesting, and you’ll want to put a few gerbil hideouts and beds in there so your furry friends can nest and sleep peacefully. Gerbils also need lots of gerbil toys to combat boredom, chew toys to keep their teeth trim, and a solid surface gerbil wheel for healthy exercise. Gerbils also love tunnels, so consider providing them with either pre-made small animal tunnels or DIY ones made from PVC or cardboard tubes.
Chewy also carries a range of other supplies you may need from time to time including gerbil treats, supplements and gerbil grooming products. You’ll find a wide selection of everything you need to keep your gerbils happy, healthy and comfy when you shop at Chewy.com. Check out all the great gerbil supplies we carry and have all the essentials shipped right to your door!
Frequently Asked Questions:
What supplies do gerbils need?
The basic supplies gerbils need include a roomy, chew-proof and single-level cage, a water bottle and bowls for drinking and feeding and at least one hideout or nest box per gerbil for hiding and rest. They also need lots of bedding for the bottom of the cage, a healthy gerbil seed and pellet mix, and healthy snacks of fresh veggies every day. You should also put some chew-proof gerbil toys, including chew toys and sticks, inside the enclosure. A solid surface wheel and possibly some tunnels, too, will help your gerbils get the exercise they need. Finally, a litter box will help you go longer between bedding changes and help reduce odor with regular scooping. Choose a small animal litter box and use chinchilla dust as litter.
How do you take care of gerbils?
Take care of your gerbils by setting up a safe, comfy and escape-proof habitat for them with all the essential gerbil supplies inside. A single-level cage without platforms is best, since gerbils have poor eyesight and may injure themselves in falls. Once you’ve covered basic housing, food, rest, play and elimination needs, get your pets used to you by going slow and offering them treats when you handle them. They’ll eventually lose their shyness and be ready to spend time out of the cage and in your company. Set up a gerbil-proof area and let them out for supervised play whenever possible. Gerbils can be relatively easy to care for once you provide for their basic needs—just keep their cage clean and well-stocked with all the essentials and give them lots of attention, exercise and love.
How do I set up Autoship on my gerbil supplies?
Set up Autoship for your pet gerbil supplies when you order by simply clicking the Autoship option at checkout. You can set the frequency of your shipments here, too, and change quantities and shipment timing whenever you want on Chewy.com. You can also easily cancel Autoship if your needs should ever change. Never run out of gerbil food, litter, bedding or treats again with Chewy’s convenient Autoship service!