generally have quite a good resistance to ear infections, as they have a good drainage system in their ears.
are the most prone to developing this condition.
This secretion is usually removed continuously as gerbils
groom themselves with their forepaws, but if allowed to accumulate can cause irritation to the nasal area.
Animal welfare groups have attacked irresponsible Midland owners who abandon their small pets including hamsters and gerbils
while they go on holiday.
, which live in family groups in Mongolia, have quite a complicated communications system compared with the solitary kangaroo rats.
Make sure your daughter handles the gerbils
carefully and does not squeeze them too hard.
Ikabod and Attikus, both adult male gerbils
, were also left in the same property.
What do you do when your hamster or gerbil
gets hot under the collar this summer and wants some shade?
haven't taken to the air and started buzzing, but scientists now have evidence that they spread pollen as bees do.
If the gerbils
smelled a rat, they were trained to trip a switch to alert their handlers.
can be kept in single sex groups - as long as they have grown up together.
But instead of making Ally ratty, the gerbils
struck the right note.