The American Gerbil Society (AGS) is a non-profit organization providing support and education to breeders, caregivers, and enthusiasts for the ethical and humane treatment of gerbils and other rodents.


The American Gerbil Society began in 1998,  with its humble beginnings as a Yahoo! group mailing list for gerbil care. Gerbil care is still our top priority and a fundamental core value of our society. We support pet owners, breeders and rescuers by providing information on the proper care and husbandry of gerbils. Our goal is to encourage all gerbil owners to adopt only the highest standards of excellence and to encourage others to do so. 


In 2002 the AGS held its first LIVE gerbil show in Merrimack, New Hampshire. Shows are a great way to meet other gerbil enthusiasts, to chat, share stories, swap knowledge, and meet friends. They are also a wonderful way to gain knowledge about gerbils, standards, colors, and how to improve our breeding techniques. 

The AGS strives towards improving the welfare of gerbils.
Our members have agreed to uphold our Code of Ethics


Showcase of various custom cages built for gerbils.