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Cute little black gerbil for sale with his cage and toys, dear little friendly boy, I think he needs a friend as he spends a large part of the day alone. Price includes his roomy cage which he loves
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11th Feb 2019
Reading Time: 4 minutes
Not as common as hamsters, keeping a gerbil as a pet can be a fascinating experience as with any other rodents, if not more. With over a hundred different recognised gerbil variety, the great gerbil, Rhombomys opimus is the largest.
23rd Nov 2019
Reading Time: 4 minutes
Rodents as pets are widely recognised as ‘pocket pets’ due to their significantly small size. At first glance, the diminutive size of rodents can be misperceived as low maintenance furry companions. However, all kinds have their own similarities and differences both in character and needs.