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My Gerbils don't know how water bottles work

I just got two gerbils yesterday, and they can't seem to use the water bottle. If I tap the end of the nozzle, they will come and drink all the water that drips onto the platform. Then they just sniff ...
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My gerbil is scratching like crazy at the corners of his cage. Is that normal?

So, I just got two gerbils on the 16th. They have a four story cage with clear plastic in the front, and so far, everything seemed pretty normal. I put a sand bath in for them to bathe in, and then ...
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Keep Gerbils Quiet

What is an appropriate way to keeping gerbils quiet? They make to much noise and I live in a small space I am not sure what to do. It keeps me from sleeping. Are there soundproof cages maybe?
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Can I leave my gerbils' sand bath in their cage all the time?

We adopted a pair of gerbils from our local shelter a few weeks ago. It's been 30+ years since I have had gerbils. Back then enrichment was not really common beyond some bedding to shred and tubes to ...
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Not holding gerbils really stressing me out

I cannot find any information on this anywhere so I am resorting to asking here. I have had my gerbils now for about a month and I have no desire to hold them, as I am naturally a flighty person and ...
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How do I get my gerbils to enjoy being held?

I got two female gerbils a few months ago, and I'm having trouble getting them used to being petted. They occasionally sit still while I stroke their backs, and if my hand is in the cage, they'll tend ...