- "...Never pick up a gerbil by the tail.
- "The best way is to carry gerbil is simply cupped in the palm of the hand. You can gently hold the scruff of the neck (hold the loose skin on the back of the neck) to prevent the gerbil from getting away if necessary.
- "If you are not comfortable picking up an untamed gerbil as above...."
There's more: including a bit about how to tame a gerbil.