Gerbils are desert animals, but this doesn't mean that they don't need water! They will drink an average of 4 ml of water each day. A mouse will drink 15 ml! Their body is made to save as much water as possible. The result is a very small amount of urine and very dry feces.
The water must be change at least, once every 2 days. As they don't drink a lot, you may think about waiting that the bottle is empty to change the water. But it's not a good idea. If the water is left to stand for too long, algae and bacteria can form in the water bottle. If you are lazy as I am, just use a small bottle that they will empty every 2 days!
Bottle or dish?
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