Okay so just yesterday my fiance and I adopted 2 female gerbils (their names are my username <3) and we keep them in our room, but he and I overheat a lot so we have an A/C in the room and it can get pretty cold. I notice they stay in their little burrow house a lot and I'm wondering if it's because of the low temperature. I mean, when I get cold I go for my "burrow" in the blankets!
So tell me, how cold is too cold? If I had to guess I'd say it's about 57 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit in the room.
Good Lord, a 60 degree room? That's way too cold for anyone! And gerbils.
Set your thermostat for 74 degrees. This is comfortable in shirtsleeves & shorts, you only need a light blanket or sheet at night, and the gerbils will be far happier. Gerbils like what's referred to as "room temperature", which ranges from about 70 degrees to 78 degrees.
-R.I.P. Ghenghis. He was psychotic from birth (REALLY!). He tried to kill me every day. I had to wear gardening gloves to protect myself. I miss him. I loved that crazy gerbil.
"That house is doubly blest which to our feline friends gives rest." (The Black Cat, movie, 1941. Basil Rathbone, Bela Lugosi)