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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-23-2012, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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How many gerbils (and what genders)?

I have fairly extensive knowledge of gerbil husbandry (after researching for a year), and for a while now I've been wanting to keep some. The space I have for them is a 2ft x 2ft x 2ft hutch-like enclosure, part of something I'm building.

In volume, this amounts to about 60 US gallons. However, in terms of floor space, it's around the size of a 30 or 40 gallon breeder tank.

After reading up on how many gerbils one should keep, I've come to the conclusion that I'd be best off keeping a colony of 4 males in an enclosure that size.

Would you agree? Or would you suggest a different number/gender as the optimum?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-23-2012, 04:14 PM
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yes its suitable but i would do a pair and give them lots of space

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-24-2012, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
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I would personally like to do that, but I wonder if anyone here has experience with a pair in a cage that size? Because some say they fall out if they have too much space due to territorial issues....
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 06:19 PM
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I would get four in an enclosure that size.
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