Then we realized that a big open space on the first floor will be better to avoid partitioning which could generate conflicts between the gerbils (They are all males : the father, a son from a previous birth and 3 babies)
I added the big door for the compartment assigned for bedding.
Lastly, we screwed a board at the back of the shelf
I wanted the hutch to fit in the living room nicely. An EXPEDIT met my requirements, but is too small for guinea pigs. It wasn’t too hard to convince her of Gerbils. See the EXPEDIT gerbil enclosure.
#2 Giving gerbils some VARIERA
My two gerbils love to climb on things and also love to dig and spread litter everywhere. So I had no choice than creating different levels in their habitat: one to dig and to sleep, one to play and to explore, and one to keep their food and water away from their daily activity. See how I used the VARIERA to create different levels for them.
#3 Cheap and huge gerbil display cage
We made a gerbil cage out of the IKEA DETOLF glass display cabinet. For $60 we got a huge cage (less if you get an old DETOLF off Craigslist or eBay) with a separator in the middle. See more of the Gerbil cage.