Gerbils need an exercise wheel, inside their enclosure. This will give them the exercise they need to stay fit and healthy. This is a vital component of a gerbil’s home environment, so you need to make sure you buy the right type of wheel for your pet.
Wheels keep turning, and gerbils keep exercising!
The crucial thing to remember when buying a wheel for gerbils is that the only safe options are those without gaps between the rungs. Gerbils have tails, which can get caught in between the rungs when the wheel is in motion. It is for this reason that it’s best to get a solid wheel, one without gaps. Catching their tail in the rungs will almost certainly break it, which will be extremely painful.
If you have a Qute, a good-sized wheel comes free with the unit. See our Should Gerbils Have a Wheel? page for more information on getting the right wheel.