Gerbil is tense and wobbles
I just got a gerbil about 3-4 weeks ago. It's about a year and a half old. It is/was VERY active.
When I woke up this morning, my gerbil (Skatterz) was walking around seeming very tense/tight and he was wobbling around (like a stiff drunk). I called two of my local vets and they do not tend to gerbils and I couldn't personally get in touch with either of them to at least find out what is wrong with my gerbil.
It doesn't look like he ate any food from his bowl (which is usually near empty each morning), but I did get him to eat a few pieces of food from my hand. He usually (almost always) drinks a lot right after he eats, but didn't this time.
It looks almost like he's had a stroke. He's moving very slow and wobbles with his steps (all of his legs look/move fine) He's just laying down inside his nest right now and I can tell that he doesn't feel good (looks pretty weak).
Does anyone know what's wrong with my gerbil? I don't know what to do... There doesn't seem like there is anything I can do... And it's making me feel horrible.