Gerbils, Definetly! Hamsters and mice are very agressive and they sleep allll day. I have a hamster and I NEVER get to see him because he sleeps all day. I have 2 gerbils and they are exciting, energetic, and fun to watch! They rarely ever bite and theyre awake during the day so you won't have to stay up until 2 Am just to catch a glimpse of your pet. If you DO want to get a gerbil please get 2, they can die of depression if only one is bought. Housing should be in a 10-20 gallon tank
Pros of gerbil: Awake during the day, do not smell at all, only have to clean their aquarium once every 2 weeks, cute, energetic, almost never bites, long beautiful furry tail, etc.
Cons: Kind of fast, and they chew a lot
I've owned hamsters and mice and I currently have gerbils. Never again will I get mice, they were agressive, smelly and mean. Hamsters are pretty much the same. They smell really bad.
Good luck! If you wish to know more about gerbils email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
People are saying gerbils bite, but they don't! Please don't listen to them. Me and my friends have gerbils and never have they ever bitten anyone! (the people who are saying that gerbils bite probably don't even have experience with them)