Keep your gerbils happy in and out of the cage by providing a variety of gerbil toys for them to play with. Chewy has some of the best pet gerbil toys for sale, including gerbil chew toys, dangling toys, gerbil wheels, tunnels and balls, activity centers, treat toys and more.
The best gerbil toys will be chew-proof and safe, since gerbils will chew anything you put in their cage. You can find toys made of twigs, wood or natural grass that are made for healthy chewing, including a few made of tasty applewood or timothy hay. All toys should be made of sturdy, non-toxic materials, without small parts or stuffing that can break free and be swallowed by your gerbils. Activity centers for small animals often feature chewable wood and rope construction, and these can make great toys for gerbils, as well.
Gerbil wheels and tunnels provide an essential outlet for exercise and play and come in many styles and designs. Get a freestanding wheel or one that mounts onto the habitat and look for a solid surface to provide sure footing and reduce the risk of foot injury. Tunnels for gerbils come in many styles and sizes, and you can choose from freestanding play tunnels or hanging ones that double as cozy hideouts. Gerbils also enjoy climbing toys like ladders, ropes and branches, and these can be used to add extra vertical space to your cage, as well. You can also find exercise balls for your gerbils, and many gerbils love to roam around the house—while supervised, of course—in these fun accessories.
Fill your gerbil cage with lots of different activities, incorporating chew toys, rolling toys, exercise toys, puzzle toys and more to keep your pets from getting bored. Hide toys in their gerbil hideouts and beds for them to find or try burying toy treasures or gerbil treats in their gerbil bedding. And don’t forget to put toys in their gerbil carriers or playpens to keep them entertained and soothed when they’re out of the cage. Chewy has all the gerbil supplies you need to create a fun and enriching habitat for your pets. Shop our great selection of pet gerbil toys and find lots of captivating activities for your little buddies!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you entertain a gerbil?
Entertain your gerbil or gerbils by including lots of different toys in the habitat. An exercise wheel, chew toys, balls and various things to climb like ladders and branches will give your pets plenty of healthy outlets for activity. Providing fresh bedding for burrowing and nesting and cozy hideouts are important for both play and rest, too. Try hiding treats or toys in the bedding to create fun foraging opportunities for your gerbils or use a treat ball toy to make treating into a diverting game. Make sure your gerbils get lots of quality time outside the cage and that they get to spend time with you, as well. A small animal playpen will provide a secure place for them to play and interact with you.
What kind of toys do gerbils like?
Gerbils like a variety of toys, including chew toys, tunnels, wheels, climbing toys and balls, but they will have a great time with almost anything you give them. Chew toys are important for both dental and mental health, while wheels, tunnels and balls provide healthy outlets for playful energy. Dangling toys or activity centers for small animals are popular with gerbils, and climbing toys like ladders, ropes and branches are a great way to provide extra exercise and save space in the cage. Experiment with a range of toys and see which types your pets enjoy most.
What toys are not safe for gerbils?
Toys with small pieces that can be chewed off or those made from toxic materials are not safe for gerbils. Gerbils will chew anything you give them, so make sure to only get chew-safe toys and accessories for your pet’s cage. Plush and stuffed toys can present a choking hazard, and frayed fabric and toys with strings can entangle your gerbils’ limbs. Make sure that any toys or hideaways with holes in them can’t trap your gerbil’s noggin, either. Chewy has a great selection of gerbil-safe toys on our site, so play it safe and stick with toys made specifically for your curious little pets.