Gerry The Gerbil

I’m a rodent from Mongolia.

When I get excited I like to stamp my feet. I like hiding so my cage is quite small compared to the other rodents. In the wild we dig tunnels to sleep and bring up our young. Unlike most rodents, we will both raise our family together.

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Class


Mammal

Family


Rodent

Food Group


Herbivore

Body Clock


Nocturnal (primarily)

Life Span


In the wild: 3 to 4 months In captivity: 2 to 8 years

Body Weight


40g

Length


15 to 25cm

Special Abilty


Excellent sense of smell