My gerbil has eaten a large amount of plastic. What are the symptoms of plastic…

My gerbil has eaten a large amount of plastic. What are the symptoms of plastic poisoning?

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Kelly Furgason
5 years ago

Hi Matilda,Has your gerbil actually eaten the plastic? or has the gerbil just shredded /chewed it up? Often gerbils will chew plastic caging/tubes or parts to the water bottle. They aren’t actually eating it, but chewing and pulverizing it into tiny shreds. So first make sure if it’s eating it or just chewing/shredding it. If it has eaten the plastic, signs that something is wrong would be your gerbil acting less active, eating less, or feces that is either non existent or looser than normal Also, make sure that your gerbil has LOTS of other things to chew, non toxic… Read more »