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post #1 of 7 Old 04-08-2010, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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We have girls to pair with the boys :) (Gerbils)

Yesterday we got two female gerbils (so far named Goose and Crackers) to see if we can get a litter (one litter... just one) of babies from one of our boys (Zippin and Hot Chocolate).

I have done my research including stopping by at the animal shelters to see if they are full and asking the pet stores if they have surplus. I have four people who said they will take a baby, which probably means only two actually will.

Anyway, I have started switching their cages, which I will be doing four times a day for the next two weeks. After that, we will see which two are falling in love and proceed.....

Any suggestions for girl names? Silly names are fine... they are both golden agente (basically palomino).

*I do not want to hear a thing on whether or not I should breed them*
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-16-2010, 08:52 PM
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You could name them Cheese and Crackers! Haha

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Had any litters yet? I've currently got a ton of gerbils but I breed them for feeders as well. They are such interesting little creatures.

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After that, we will see which two are falling in love and proceed.....

LOL

Actually testosterone takes over and and body will do.
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post #5 of 7 Old 05-30-2010, 01:37 AM
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LOL

Actually testosterone takes over and and body will do.
Yeah lol You will more than likely have two litters but oh well. They are pretty simple to rehome and don't have very large litters.

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post #6 of 7 Old 05-30-2010, 09:21 AM
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You know, I really appreciate this post because I've been looking into getting some new pets for a while. It never crossed my mind to look into getting one from a shelter.
I've had all sorts of things from guinea pigs to hamsters, mice. How do gerbils differ in care? What kind of special feed, cage litter etc do they required?
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post #7 of 7 Old 05-30-2010, 04:20 PM
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Gerbils are actually the easiest thing to care for it seems compared to the other things I have(hamsters, mice, rats, sugar gliders, guinea pigs, rabbits, reptiles and other larger things). Just use a simple hide which could be a box, some shredded paper or shavings for bedding, a water bottle, and some lab blocks. Anything plastic or paper they will devour and shred so don't spend much on getting fancy pet store products. They produce the smallest amount of urine and feces out of all small animals due to their origination. Not to mention they are super sweet and do the oddest but most entertaining things. I'd suggest them to anyone wanting a good hardy little pet.

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