Hi! I’m getting a new gerbil probably today. My grandmother has a gerbil enclosure, that has a ton of the add-on areas and was actually large enough for a hamster. But she said I can have it because she no longer needs it. So I have that taken care of and even all the stuff that I need. All I need to get now is the gerbil, some substrate, and food. If there is anything I’m missing let me know. I am getting everything from petsmart. My only concern is how bad the enclosure will smell(I will keep up with maintenance but I’ve been told they will still smell. Any suggestions with eliminating that? Does the scented substrates help? Thanks for the responses!