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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-30-2012, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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Baby Gerbils

So my female gerbil just had five pups and I HAVE to get a rid of them. I'm going to try to give them to pet stores and craigslist and petfinder. Any more ideas?

Also, After 5 weeks when I seperate the male and females, can I still tell who's a male or do I have to remember when I find out when they are about 11 days old?

(If you live in the area of Lakeland, Florida and want gerbils. Tell meee.)
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 02:21 AM
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Gerbil pups must stay with their parents for 7 to 8 weeks; 5 weeks is way too early to separate them from their parents. You won't have to worry about the pups breeding, because they will not be sexually mature. At 7 to 8 weeks you can remove the pups and separate them then.
As far as sexing, its pretty easy to tell who's male and who's female at any age.
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