Bedding is a very important factor when it comes to gerbil care.
The bedding is what your gerbils will spend the majority of there day on.
They will burrow in it, make nests in it, sleep in it, and breath it.
The bedding should be low in dust, and not carry a heavy fragrance.
It should also not be to rough on the feet, be pleasing to the eye and should be absorbent.
Like housing, bedding is a very controversial matter.
Everyone seems to have there own opinions and preferences.
On the following pages I will list the pros and cons of each substrate, and share my personal preferences.