The Gerbil is a very small type of rodent that are typically kept as pets. They are very active mainly at night. They can vary in color and have a very thick coat that keeps them warm. They are gentle creatures but have been known to bite when they feel threatened. They can be up to 12 inches long, with half of that being their thin tail.
A Gerbil will weigh a couple of ounces. They are very playful and social so it isn’t advised to keep just one of them as a pet. They can be escape artists so it is a good idea to make sure their environment is secure. In the wild they live in various environments and consume small insects.