Gerbils can be very entertaining pets but they have very specific housing and dietary needs. Before you buy a gerbil you need to be sure you have the space, time and money needed to raise a happy, healthy gerbil.
Gerbils can live up to five years — will children become bored of pet ownership in that time? Will they leave home or go to university leaving their gerbils at home? Will you always be able to provide the space gerbils need? Think about everything and do your research before you commit to gerbil ownership.