How Do Gerbils Get Mites?

As most pet owners will testify, it is very easy for rodents to get mites and gerbils aren’t immune to them.

An infestation of mites is not a big problem for gerbils, however it is necessary to treat them so that the mites do not cause your gerbil big problems.

Gerbils who have mites will usually have the following symptoms;

  • They will be scratching and grooming themselves more than usual.
  • They will evidence tiny red, black or see-through dots that are moving around in their cages, bedding or their fur.
  • They are seen their young where they are not fully laden with fur.
  • They will often get a rumpled coat