Is a gerbil a good pet?
I have had 2 guinea pigs, 4 rats and 2 gerbils. Guinea pigs are Ok pets but I found that as they lived outside they were never that friendly also mine always seemed to pee on me. Lol. As for rats they were amazing animals, they really are, but there is a lot of problems with them as a pet. They are extremely smelly and are very clever and get very bored very quickly and unlike guinea pigs I wouldn’t call them cuddly as they are too inquisitive. They also get tumours a lot. Three of mine died from tumours. But gerbils I can’t think of one problem with them they are amazing little animals by far the best! I kept mine in an aquarium type cage and they only needed cleaning out about once a month and even after that long they didn’t smell. They need a bit of patience when you first get them but after that mine used to sit on my lap eating sunflower seeds (their favourite by the way). Also they are generally very healthy little animals mine lived till they were nearly 5! ] The two little thi