Helping You Choose A Good Gerbil Cage

Note This First Before Getting A gerbil Cage

  • Each gerbil requires 5-10 gallons of space. (Remember it is important to have at least 2 gerbils as they are social animals.)
  • Minimum gallons necessary for 2 gerbils is a tank that is 10 to 20 gallons.

This is the rule of thumb:

  • 13-16 gallons= 2 gerbils
  • 17-20 gallons= 3 gerbils
  • 25 gallons=4 gerbils
  • 30 gallons= 5 gerbils

If you give too much space for too few gerbils, you will have territorial issues. For example, DO NOT get a 60-gallon tank for only 3 gerbils.

Most owners have housed their gerbils in tanks. You can have wire cages but you will always be cleaning bedding from the floor and risking your gerbil escape.

Recommended Gerbil Cages



Tip this on its side and take out the shelves. You will need to get a lid that must be meshed to prevent chances of gerbil escape or some predator getting into the cage. The mesh also allows for proper ventilation.

See setting up videos. (You will get to see how this cage looks like in your home setting)

Assembling IKEA Detolf Hamster/ gerbil Cage

IKEA Detolf Hamster/gerbil Cage View


OPTION#2. 40+ gallons LONG fish tanks (consider the length more than height)-

You will need to get a lid that must be meshed. You can either make one yourself or buy the Zilla Fresh Air Screen Cover. It is totally up to you. You can also place gift wrap on the back outside of the tank to get colorful cage backgrounds. Same case applies to the Detolf IKEA. See image. Image credits go to Melodie from the hamster hideout forum.

Gift wrap on the back outside of the tank

You can have a look at this cleaning clip, to see the aquarium in action.

Hamster Tank Cleaning (40 gallon Breeder Tank)


Where Do You Get This Aquarium?

1. Aqueon Aquarium Standard Glass Rectangle Breeder Black 40 Gallon


Where Do You Get The Zilla Fresh Air Screen Cover?

1. Zilla Reptile Terrarium Covers Fresh Air Screen, 36×18-inch


OPTION #3. Home Tank Topper-

You will need to get a 10, 15 or 20-gallon glass aquarium tank. Instead of having a meshed lid, you will have a meshed or wire topper cage top. See what we mean.

New Cage Topper for Gerbils

Where Do You Get This?

20L Aquarium Tank Topper Cage Funhouse Gerbil Rat Hamster Degu
For different sizes depending on the gallon tank you have, check here:

It is good to NOTE that SOME gerbils chew on wires and can damage them. If you have gerbils that excessively chew on wires, avoid having thin wire tops. Choose thicker wired topper cages.


OPTION #4. Extra Large Gerbilariums (Savic Habitat Xl Navy Blue Gerbil Cage 70 X 37 X 52 Cm)

This one is equivalent to about 19.16 US Gallons Suitable for 2-3 gerbils.

See video of this cage below.

Gerbil Cage Tour

Where Do You Get This Cage?

Savic Habitat Xl Navy Blue Gerbil Cage 70 X 37 X 52 Cm



OPTION #5. Living World Green Moving Home Eco Habitat, Medium or the Large one (whichever you want)-

As this has a wooden base make sure to line it with good solid plastic or glass to avoid it being ruined.

Watch this clip on setting it up.

Setting up the Living World Green Eco Habitat HAmster Cage

Where Can You Get This Cage?

1. Living World Green Moving Home Eco Habitat, Small

2. Living World Green Eco Habitat


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