Pleasant gerbil

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Pleasant gerbil
Temporal range: Pliocene - Recent
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Gerbillus
G. amoenus
Binomial name
Gerbillus amoenus
(de Winton, 1902)

Gerbillus vivax (partim)

The pleasant gerbil (Gerbillus amoenus) is a species of gerbil found mainly in Libya and Egypt, and possibly Mauritania to Tunisia. This species is about 6 cm in body length, with a brown agouti-style coat, a white belly and a very long tail. It is also known as the charming dipodil.

Pleasant gerbils as pets[edit]

Although rare, they are being kept and bred in captivity in Europe. Their speed and small size makes them more difficult to tame than some other gerbils species. Enthusiasts also call them dips and dippys.


  1. ^ Granjon, L. (2016). "Gerbillus amoenus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T9104A22465368. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T9104A22465368.en. Retrieved 13 December 2017.

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