Moonstone Gerbils
978-494-4727

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Upcoming Events:
AGS New England Gerbil Show
May 2014.


South East PA UMC Show
June 2014.


South Central FMBA Show
September 2014.


Adoption Hours
by Appointment

Monday - Friday 4:30-8:00pm
Saturday/Sunday Anytime  


Please contact me to schedule an appointment.

info@moonstonegerbils.com
978-494-4727
Bedding

Bedding will need to be cleaned every 1-2 weeks. When cleaning, always leave a handful of the old bedding behind, this is important to reduce stress and it makes smell like home.

When selecting bedding choose bags that are dusty. Dust is an irritant and can cause an allergic or asthmatic reaction in both gerbils and people. Dust is also known to clog the small sinuses of gerbils leading to a condition know as "red nose", which is a sinus infection.

Gerbils require at least 4 inches of bedding. Ideally they should be provided with deep bedding that is 6-12” deep for digging tunnels. Tunnels tend to maintain their shape when multiple bedding types are used at once. We recommend using 1 part aspen: 1 part hay: 1 part paper or cardboard.

The best beddings for gerbils are aspen shavings, or kiln dried pine bedding. Most paper based beddings like Eco-Bedding and Kaytee Clean and Cozy are low in dust and safe to use with gerbils, we recommend these brands for those that may be sensitive to dust. Care fresh and other pulpy paper beddings have high levels of dust which often irritates a gerbils nose. Do not use cedar bedding with any small animal as it is toxic.

Gerbils love to use toilet paper, napkins and paper towels as nesting materials. Avoid using any fluff or cloth sold in pet stores for rodents as these can injure gerbils.