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Can Mice and Gerbils Live Together?

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While it is possible to keep mice and gerbils together, it is usually not recommended as they will become territorial in such a small enclosure. This is a guide about can mice and gerbils live together?.


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April 22, 2007

Can mice and gerbils live together in the same cage?


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April 23, 20070 found this helpful
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No, mice are very clean animals and tend to get sick more often because gerbils can be quiet messy with their excretement. Plus they have different needs food wise with their dry food & vitamins etc. It is kinder to keep them in seperate cages.

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June 29, 20100 found this helpful

Actually--we've had both and found the gerbils to be less messy as far as concentrating their "potty spot" to one place.

The problem you would probably have is that gerbils generally have stronger teeth than the mice and can be more aggressive--even with their own species.

I'd keep them apart.

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