The Animal Rescue League adopts gerbils to be family pets. Under no circumstances should a gerbil be used for food for other animals, or be used for experimentation or laboratory work, or any other use other than as a family pet. The ARL strictly enforces this policy under the term of the adoption contract.
Gerbils: The Basics
Here you will find the information on basic needs for your gerbils. From handling guidelines to food, this list will provide you with a good start!
Make sure you're aware of the signs your gerbil may send when feeling ill, especially when it comes to Tyzzer's disease.
Have a Happy Gerbil (PDF)
Gerbil's can be wonderful pets for children and adults alike. Make sure to read the do's and don'ts of gerbil guardianship!