Question by  macdrizzle (19)

What does it mean when a gerbil squeaks?

My gerbil squeaks quite a bit.


Answer by  Anonymous

A loud, high pitched squeak is a negative response to something. For example, it could mean that the gerbil is in pain or frightened. A lot of quiet squeaks mean the gerbil is excited. Gerbils also chatter- put him right to your ear and you will hear this.


Answer by  ChristinaRamirez (481)

When a gerbil makes a high pitched squeak it means that they are either excited or stressed. If you have more than one gerbil they also make this noise when they are playing. Younger gerbils who are not adults yet make this noise quit often which is natural for them.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

You know, they do that. As you get to know your gerbil you will understand if it means hunger, pain, agitation, etc. There are many good little books you can buy at your pet store when you get a gerbil, and many good sites online. Read them.


Answer by  Meowzer (392)

Gerbils squeak for a variety of reasons. If there is more than one gerbil sometimes they squeak when playing or if one hurts the other. It can also be an alarm call if they're frightened. Sometimes a gerbil will make a squeaking sound when breathing, this is an infection and requires antibiotics.


Answer by  SaraB (43)

A young gerbil will pretty much squeak all the time. An adult gerbil will squeak a lot when it is stressed, playing or excited. Nothing to worry about!


Answer by  Riley (765)

First of all, if you only have one gerbil, you had better get another because gerbils don't like to be alone. If you only have one I would say it squeaks because it is stressed, angry and lonely. When there are more than one they squeak over food, water, etc. as to who gets it first.

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