The pleasant gerbil is a nocturnal species that spends the day in a shallow burrow dug into sand or soil (2) (4) (5). Leaving its burrow at dusk, the pleasant gerbil begins foraging. Although its diet is not known, it is likely to be similar to that of closely related gerbils (2), which feed on invertebrates (particularly insects), roots, grasses, nuts and seeds (3).
Females of Gerbillus species are polyestrous (3), meaning they can give birth more than twice throughout any given year. A litter of four or five young are typically born following a gestation period of about 20 days (3), although litters can vary in size from one to eight offspring (3). At birth, pleasant gerbils have no fur and only open their eyes after 20 days (3). Females wean their young after approximately one month (3).