Considerations Prior To Buying A Gerbil
Taking on any pet requires a commitment to provide proper care for it during its life and in the case of gerbils this can be for 3-5 years or longer. A gerbil will need attention and daily care and feeding. In addition a gerbil may require veterinary treatment if the gerbil becomes ill which can be costly.
A child cannot be expected to provide all the care and finances required to keep a pet gerbil, particularly if the gerbil requires veterinary treatment, so it is important if buying a gerbil for a child that an adult member of the family is prepared to share the commitment of owning a gerbil.