Scent Gland Tumours & Their Removal
Both male and female gerbils possess a scent gland, which is a hairless, tan/skin coloured, oval patch of skin that is located in the central belly/abdominal region along the mid-ventral line of the gerbil. The male scent gland is slightly larger and he uses it more often, usually to mark his territory. A common problem with elderly gerbils is tumours of the scent gland and they most often occur in elderly males, however they are not unknown in females. Read More about scent gland tumours in gerbils.
Read all about scent gland tumours and their removal in our health and care section of the website. To accompany the text there is also a new gallery that shows exactly what the scent gland removal operation is like, and what to expect when you take your pet gerbil in to a good vet surgeon. Either click the link here or click the picture on your left to take you straight to the gallery.