Post by robhawkyyz on Jul 28, 2008 21:09:10 GMT -5
is anybody breeding gerbils any more for feeders/ trapping. i'm using 10 gal aquariums and have 8 tanks . yes they take up space but, can or do the plastic containers hold up to their destructive nature, ex. chewing and scratching??? indoor hawking might be fun but i am just not wanting to explore that in my house, yet!!
Post by forestfalcon on Jul 28, 2008 21:30:05 GMT -5
Ok, first, let me preface this by saying that my experience stems from my first job, when I was 16 at a pet store. So take it for what it's worth. It's about 50-50 if they chew out of plastic, but I know that anyone who ever bought one of those cute little plastic cages, with the tubes and tunnels all over it, usually came back to buy something glass, or wire. They're wiley little creatures. You may end up living room hawking.
I should also add that rubbermaid stuff is much more sturdy than the cutesy little gerbil homes I was talking about. You'd probably be fine, just check 'em often.
Post by robhawkyyz on Jul 29, 2008 15:04:56 GMT -5
that's why i'll stick with glass for now. I have put the plastic habitrail tubes in with them just to keep them busy and they were gone in a week. the tubs from lowes seem strong but still plastic and they will probably get through it eventially.