Why do gerbils need an exercise wheel?
Gerbils are extremely active creatures who love to gnaw, entertain and play with one another. Because of their activity and the fact they are always on the move they need something to give the exercise in the confined spaces that they live.
Yes they do need an exercise wheel because they need to be kept active.
An exercise wheel is ideal to keep them physically and mentally fit.
An idea exercise wheel for gerbils needs to be solid, or wire mesh so that they don’t get their tails tangled up. It should be about 8 inches in diameter.