Are you trying to refer to the male Gerbil? Are you not sure what their collective noun is? What terminology should you even be using? Well, here is the term to use.
So, what is a male gerbil called? A male gerbil is called a Buck. Although, they may be referred to as a pup when they are just born or still young.
The term Buck is not unique to male Gerbils, either.
In fact, there are many other animals where the males also go by this particular name.
The main ones are as follows:
- and Rats.
A bunch of gerbils is called a horde.
Gerbils cannot change sex. A gerbil’s gender is permanent and determined at conception.
The clearest way to tell a gerbil is male is to look at the base of the tail. Males have a large bulge (which is their scrotum) and prominent testicles. This bulge will become apparent at around 6 weeks of age. Equally, male gerbils will have less pronounced nipples than females.
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