Please note that not everything that was seen as suitable then is seen as suitable now (the soap and water was a different matter, with an obviously oblivious person trying to correct someone who was more well-informed) - if you go back through old threads on here you'll be likely to see things like wire wheels, small cages, no correction because this was more than 10 years ago, when there was less information about the possible dangers of these things than there is today. We're constantly improving gerbil care so something that seemed fine then can seem bad now. I guess that's why pet shops still sell tiny cages etc - they haven't improved their research and so are "stuck in the past". Random lecture now over... XD But I find it really interesting that this thread has gone on for literally more than a decade and there's only 8 pages
Oh sorry I didn't check the date on the post! If I had known it was from 10 years ago I wouldn't have responded!