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  • Prompt veterinary care should be sought for any sign of illness.
  • Gerbils require a minimum of attention. Thirty minutes a day should be adequate, although they remain tame with frequent handling.
  • Fresh food and water should be available at all times.
  • The cage must be thoroughly cleaned at least weekly.
  • Provide safe items for chewing, such as toilet paper tubes, ceramic toys, pesticide-free and nontoxic tree branches and bark.
  • Provide suitable materials for nesting, such as tissue paper, cotton balls, paper torn in strips.

 

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