Gerbils make noise to communicate, both with you and other gerbils. Gerbils squeak and thump their feet to frighten other gerbils or predators. They make ‘yipping’ sounds when excited. Gerbils also purr to show contentment, chirp to get your attention, and make clicking breathing noises when they’re sick. If you learn what gerbil sounds mean, you can understand your pet much better. You’ll know when it’s happy or excited, or when it’s in pain. This will help you care for your gerbil properly.
In the wild, gerbils live in big burrows in groups containing many gerbils. So, like any other social species, gerbils have learned to communicate. All the noticeable sounds that gerbils make have a meaning. Gerbils will express many different things through their communication, like anger, contentment, excitement, and more. They direct these noises either to other gerbils or to you.You can tell a lot about your gerbil from learning what sounds they make. Different sounds that gerbils make include: Squeaking. This is a high pitched noise that adults make. Purring. This is a low rumbling noise, similar to a cat’s purring. Chirping. This is a very high pitched noise that juveniles make. Clicking. This is like a ticking noise which all gerbils regularly make