We have another thread, Gerbil Housing Pictures, but that dates all the way back to Feb 2008! So we'll start a new one! This thread is for pictures only! No comment posts.
[li]This thread is for ideal setups only!
[/li][li]Lots of digging room. [/li][li]No Cedar shavings should be present (most of you I would think wouldn't use this!). [/li][li]No cages, no crittertrails/tube cages, etc. [/li][li]No plastic. Enclosures should not have plastic in them at all (silent spinners, other plastic wheels, proper built bin-cages, and water bottles are exceptions! Just be warned they may get chewed! ).[/size] [/li][/ul] If you post any of the "no-nos" above we'll delete them without warning. If a new member goes through these pictures and sees that they'll think "Oh cool! I'm going to put them in a all plastic cage! With a plastic hut!" And we all know what will happen to that!
This is a 10 gal with a homemade topper. Housed a single gerbil but could easily house a pair with the topper.
20 gal HIGH that house a pair of females. They were fosters who were originally housed in a crittertrail type cage and were terrified of my hand. When I got them home I moved them to this tank they were running right up to my hand no problem. They really loved their wheels so I put in two!
20 gal LONG. Housed 3 females.
20 gal LONG with a small homemade topper. Housed 3 females.
20 gal LONG with a homemade topper. Housed 3 females.
This is Toffee & Snickers latest home arrangement. 20 gallon long tank with Eco bedding. Their food dish sits on top of a reptile corner platform which has 2 stair step ramps to the top. It's hollow underneath and they like to sleep under it.
Post by fluffymunchkins on Nov 28, 2010 12:23:44 GMT -8
I should add Button and lewis's set up They were in a 20 gallon, 2 shelf perfecto but a few weeks ago got a big upgrade! A 4ft long tank from Ebay that cost me £10.50 ;D The lid and topper is an old hamster cage that only cost me £5 so we cut it up and made a nice big opening lid with a shelf for them to sit on. the topper also allows them to get from side to side as the tank was split into two.
(note this is a very nice freshly cleaned cage. not so much like this now :
Gerbilicious XD From Me and the gerbils Button and Lewis xx Plus Daisy the dog and the 5 hammies!
This is the cage as of about 20 minutes ago. It started off as newspaper shreddings, but I keep adding layers of other stuff, like Carefresh and Eco-Bedding and Orchard Grass. I have a big bag of fresh newspaper shreddings that I'm fully prepared to heap on top of the rest, lol. The tank is a 20gal tall. Not too elaborate yet, but the gerbils have been here less than a week, lol
On the other side of the wood piece is their little house, what I like to call a "garage" ('cause that's what it looks like, lol). I like to put some orchard grass in the box on the top, and sometimes I sprinkle some food on top. Giacomo loves to hop in there and dig around for food.
(these pics were taken a while ago, when I was going to use it for mice. Then the gerbils came and I realized they would love it)
Last Edit: Dec 25, 2010 18:51:08 GMT -8 by aussiedog
Some people are like slinkies... Not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs.