Classification
Kingdom - Animalia
Phylum - Cnidaria
Class - Mammalia
Order - Rodentia
Family - Muridae
Genus - Gerbillinae

Gerbils

Ratings

Gerbils are naturally found in the sandy plains of Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The gerbil was originally known as a desert rat until they were commercially introduced to North America and bred as pets.
Scientific Info
Scientific Name - Gerbillinae
Type - Mammal
Diet - Omnivore
Size - 7-15cm (2.5-6in)
Weight - 56.6113g (2-4oz)
Top Speed - 6km/h (4mph)
Life Span - 3-5 years
Lifestyle - Solitary
Conservation Status - Least Concern
Appearance
Colour - Brown, Grey, White, Black, Tan
Skin Type - Fur
Favourite Food - Seeds
Habitat - Dry deserts
Average Clutch Size - 8
Main Prey - Seeds, Fruit, Nuts
Predators - Birds, Snakes, Wildcats
Distinctive Features - Small body and long detachable tail

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