Thank you for your interest in adopting a gerbil! Below are our gerbil adoption policy and the gerbils currently in our care.
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Gerbil Adoption Policy
Gerbils love to dig! They therefore need a set-up with at least 8 inches of safe substrate (i.e. no sawdust/pet shop woodshavings) to allow them to burrow and make epic tunnels. Sadly most ‘gerbilariums’ sold in pet stores are not large enough to accommodate gerbils happily. A pair of gerbils will typically require a 100x50x40cm tank minimum, but bigger is always better! Plastic items should be avoided in their set-up as they are chewers – wood and cardboard toys are best. See our housing pages for more advice and examples!
Gerbils adopted from us must not be bred from under any circumstances.
Adopters must be aged 18+. The adoption fee for a gerbil is a minimum £15 donation (£25 minimum for a neutered male), which goes directly towards the costs of running the rescue. Discounts may be given for pairs at our discretion.
Please read through our Gerbil Care Advice pages prior to applying to adopt.
Gerbils Looking for Homes
- Smudge & Inky
Name: Smudge (left) & Inky (right)
Age: Approx 1 year
Status: Available for adoption
Smudge & Inky are an active and fairly confident pair of gerbil boys who are looking for a spacious and fun home together.
Inky is happy to be scooped up, while Smudge is less keen on being handled and can test nip (not a hard bite). The boys love digging and destroying anything cardboard!
Minimum housing requirements: Tank of at least 100cm l x 50cm w x 40cm h with plenty of deep substrate for digging in and lots of enrichment.
Adoption fee: Minimum £25 donation for the pair