3 Reasons Why Gerbils Bite

Why do gerbils bite?

There are 3 reasons bite;

  1. Because their teeth a constantly growing they always need to be gnawing something. This way they can grind their teeth down and stop them from hurting. They may mistake your finger for something to gnaw on if you pick them up or poke your hand in their enclosure.
  2. If they are afraid they will bite to defend themselves.
  3. If they are upset, they will attack. They are known to attack other gerbils who are strangers to them. This is quite common with gerbils from different families that have been introduced to each other.