Hi I have 2 gerbils and their bottles sometimes have this green algae even though I do clean them weekly and I was wondering if I could put a small ramshorn snail in there to eat the algae. Would this work or would the snails poop hurt the gerbils? Thanks Ella
I agree with LilyandDaisy , it wouldn't be hygienic to put snails in the water bottles. If you have stable surfaces in your gerbil enclosure, such as platforms, I actually would recommend ceramic bowls rather than bottles. Due to being heavier than wooden bowls, they don't get knocked over so the water won't spill in the bedding. They're also much easier to clean. I have used ceramic water bowls with my gerbils ever since I adopted them and it's worked out wonderfully.