MSPCA-Nevins Farm Pet of the Week: Captain Mal

Posted: 05/24/13 at 10:00 am EDT      Last Updated: 05/24/13 at 10:19 am EDT

Small, fluffy, cute and easy to train -- the very characteristics that make gerbils, members of the rodent family, such wonderful pets for kids and adults alike.

Gerbils require minimal upkeep -- a secure cage, some warm bedding and nesting material, gerbil food (that can be purchased in most animal shelters), an exercise wheel and plenty of fresh water -- is all anyone needs. Gerbils are incredibly clean and need their cage to be cleaned weekly. And most Gerbils, including Captain Mal who is available for adoption at the MSPCA-Nevins Farm in Methuen, Mass. also enjoy time out of their cage to be petted and handled -- every day.

Captain Mal is looking for a secure home with a conscientious owner who will take great care of him. He loves to cuddle and play and a home with some or no gerbil experience will do just perfectly.

To learn more about Captain Mal and the many other animals available for adoption at the MSPCA-Nevins Farm -- click here.

The MSPCA-Nevins Farm Adoption Center is located at 400 Broadway in Methuen, Mass. Hours of operation are Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00p.m. to 6:00p.m., Wednesday and Friday from 11:00a.m. to 4:00p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.

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