Gerbils can be kept in a suitable size wire cage with a solid plastic base but they like to dig so a ‘gerbilarium’ (a well ventilated aquarium) is ideal. Never use a wooden hutch as they can gnaw their way out. Keep indoors away from draughts, direct sunlight and other pets.
Gerbils are social animals and should not be kept on their own. Choose a pair or group that have already become friends.