Other Free Encyclopedias » 21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia » 21st Century Webster's Family Encyclopedia - Gabor, Dennis to Ghetto

Gerbil

Gerbil, or sand rat, small rodent of the family Cricetidae found in desert or semidesert regions of Africa and Asia. It has fine, dense fur and a long tail and can move fast by hopping. Gerbils live in burrows and eat seeds, flowers, and roots. As they are easy to keep, needing little water and simple food, they are popular as laboratory animals and as pets.

Geriatrics [next] [back] Geranium

User Comments

Your email address will be altered so spam harvesting bots can't read it easily.
Hide my email completely instead?

Cancel or