Gerbil Health

Many gerbil health problems are a result of nutrition and digestive issues, dental issues or obesity. Contact your veterinarian if you notice the following symptoms:

  • Loose stools
  • Blood in the urine
  • Overgrown front teeth
  • Bald patches in the fur
  • Sores on the feet
  • Rumpled coat
  • Clicking noises
  • Hunched in a corner
  • Irregular eating or drinking

Regular veterinarian visits are a crucial part of keeping your pet healthy and happy. At each visit, your pet will be weighed and examined. Be prepared to answer basic questions about the animal’s diet, behavior and health. If you have questions or concerns, make a list ahead of time so you’ll remember what to ask.

For more information about gerbils, read Oxbow’s Small Paw Prints newsletter.