Gerbils are robust animals, but like any other creature they can occasionally fall ill. To make sure your pets get the right treatment when they need it, it’s a good idea to keep daily eye on their general health and bearing, and to be armed with a little knowledge of some of the illnesses that can affect them.
If you know your pet well, you have more chance of spotting any problems early
In this section of the Omlet Gerbil Guide you'll find a list of common gerbil illnesses and their symptoms. It's a good idea to keep a reliable gerbil medical book handy. If you can’t figure out what’s wrong with your pet, arrange a visit to the vet - your pet relies on you to keep it healthy, so if in doubt, it’s better to be on the safe side.