Letter: Wonderful gerbils

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From Ms Geraldine Tausig

Sir: With regard to Maggie Brown's comments on gerbils (Diary, 24 May), I can only express how wonderful and therapeutic these rodents are.

Our gerbils are always busy and purposeful and have entertained the elderly, as well as countless nursery school children. They are an ideal animal for anybody who is a little nervous of a first pet. They do not need to be handled, keep themselves clean, drink and eat little, do not need frequent cleaning out and yet do not smell.

It is amazing to me how little known and loved they really are.

Yours sincerely,


London, N2