Gerbils and hamsters are very similar animals in many ways. However, they are so very different from each other.
They are both mammals and rodents. They are both popular around the world as pets. They both have a long snout, ears and four legs, plus a tail. Yet they are very different from each other
Even though they are different they can often be mistaken for each other.
So can gerbils and hamsters mate?
No they can’t at all. Gerbils and hamsters are quite different from how they appear and are quite unwilling to interbreed.
They would much rather fight to the death rather then breed together.