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Getting Your Child A Gerbil

Gerbils are really cute little pets, and they have some unique charms. One thing that is great about them is that they are very clean. They're also quite gentle and cute. While they can make suitable children's pets, there are some things to keep in mind.

Because they are so tiny, gerbils are very fragile. If you get one for your child, you'll need to supervise all interactions. Always make sure your little one is handling the gerbil gently. It's a good idea to have your child sit when holding his pet. That way, if the gerbil falls, he'll have a short drop.

It's also important to make sure that your child knows never to pet or pick up a sleeping gerbil. This can be very scary for small animals. You probably wouldn't like getting unexpectedly scooped up either!

You can learn more about gerbil care from your veterinary clinic Fort Collins, CO.

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