Raising Gerbils in a Home With Cats

Is it OK to have gerbils even if you have cats?

By JC from Greenvillie, SC

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December 21, 20100 found this helpful

Well you can but I wouldn't recommend it, you would need to be very vigilant, cats are predatory and a gerbil would make a tasty meal.

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Ditto to mrs.flowerpot! Even when you are diligent, and especially if you have children, the gerbils and hamsters seem to escape their cages once in a while. Some house cats may not intend to kill them, but they could easily "play" them to death, by accident. :-(

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