This pair of male gerbils were given up due to their owner having to move abroad. They’re currently a little shy but are gaining confidence with their fosterer. They have started to take treats from their fosterer’s hands and they will only get better with regular handling. Please refer to www.gerbilcare.co.uk for advice and tips on gerbil care and expected standards.

These boys can be adopted with their tank (skyline falco 80) for an additional donation to ARC. We also have some custom detolf lids for sale and Zooplus also has brand new Skyline Marrakesh tanks in stock as well.

Gerbils should be kept in a large glass tank (minimum size: 75 x 45 x 65cm) with at least 8 -10 inches (20-25cm) deep of burrowing material to satisfy their natural instincts. We recommend the Ikea Detolf (£65 direct from Ikea) and we can direct you to suppliers of ready-made lids if necessary. Junglepets Small Animal Housing plain tanks (without shelves), 36″x21″x15″ or the 48″x18″x15″ are great, but they also supply bigger if you have the space. Both of the tanks above could be improved with toppers which we can supply. We also recommend the Skyline Falco, Skyline Marrakesh (96cm) when in stock or DIY Aquariums.  We can advise on sourcing accessories and best setups for any of these tanks