Gerbils...any one know if they like to be/get wet ?

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My poor gerbils are looking a bit warm so was wondering if its ok to give them a bit of a dowsing with some water, or give them a dish to bath in and out of ?

Can anyone suggest if its ok or not ?

Thanks

Deb x

((hurry up colder weather....please !))
 
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kellyspiggies

i cant hurt can it really put a bowl of water in there cage, i have a gerbil and i dont think he would mind, my house is luckily really cool, i have a ceiling fan and it is decorted in cool cream colours
 
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princessguinea

you can bathe them if you want. i had gerbils once and i would put them to swim. but be careful coz they are excellent jumpers!
i wouldnt put a bowl only coz they run around fast and can knock it over.
 
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kiraroo

what do you keep your gerbils in? mine are in a large tank filled with soil. when it gets hot i mix water into the soil, it cools them down and binds the soil together to make it easier for them to dig. they certainly dont mind water, i used to have a gerbil that used to like having a little water tipped on her; like having a shower?
 
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princessguinea

its okay to bathe the little critters but dont put them back wet, they can get sick.
 

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Thanks for the advice everyone.

The gerbils are ok, it was only when we had that really hot weather a few weeks back I was a bit worried about them. Its cooled a lot now thankfully.

Will probably be worrying about them being too cold soon with the way our weather is. :D ;D
 
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