Saffron – a special kind of gerbil, living on all continents except Antarctica. The animals give preference burrows, tree trunks, rocks, bushes, thickets. Color golden fur with white shimmering below. Saffron has a long, hairy, golden ponytail with a white brush at the tip, small, slightly hairy ears. Eyes gerbil often have a red (ruby red) color, at least – is black. They are surrounded by little white cilia. Paws small size, thin fingers, light claws with a pinkish tinge.
Saffron, all gerbils, active, curious, agile. Animal fairly quickly gets used to people (especially children), non-aggressive, docile. Unlike hamsters, gerbils submissive, so education does not take labor. They quietly get on with parrots, hamsters, chinchillas, decorative mice, guinea pigs, and other non-aggressive pets.
In the wild, the food extract themselves: looking for seeds, grains, vegetables, fruits, berries, various herbs. But you can feed them regular feed for rodents. Sometimes let the vegetables (carrots, cabbage). Although gerbils do not need water on the outside, in a cage they do not have the possibility to saturate the body with moisture. Place feeders near the trough with water. Change the water every day.
Construction of housing
As described above, Saffron – active animal. Therefore, the cage should be large, large. It should contain a variety of toys to pet it was not boring. The bottom of the cell (tank) is necessary to pave wood chips, place the drinkers, feeders.
Gerbils can not stand alone. Buy better couple. Keep them in the same cell. Almost never between the rodents of this kind does not occur quarrels. Cells are cleaned every three days. Since this type rodents do not stink, do not care for them will bring difficulties.