So, I finally allowed my daughter to get a gerbil last year. She named it Squirt.
She treats that thing like a queen.
The Gerbil has a penthouse.
Apparently they love eating apple wood. So I went and cut several branches off my apple trees and she loves it.
Oh, and the Gerbil has taken over the doll house toys too.
I suppose it’s a fairly good pet. And it’s easy to clean her cage.
So if you’ve been putting off letting your kids have a Gerbil due to maintenance, go ahead and give in. Its actually much easier than the pet hamster I had as a kid. And the Gerbil doesn’t bite like that evil hamster did.