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/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!
Prior to adoption we will carry out a set-up check, usually via email, to ensure the housing requirements for the animal you wish to adopt will be met.
Gerbils adopted from us must not be bred from under any circumstances.
Adopters must be aged 18+. The adoption fee for a pair of gerbils is a minimum £15 donation, which goes directly towards the costs of running the rescue.