I live in a Pigdom
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: In the garden, MN
I have 2 females, however I bought them knowing they were sisters. They have never been split up nor will they unless some terrible fight ensues. I have also been told it is harder to get females to accept each other than it is for males to accept each other. But since mine were siblings I've not had any problems.
When you introduce to strange gerbils from a different litter I think there is the smell issue. You should never bathe a gerbil in water, but somehow you have to get each gerbils smell on the other so they can be accustomed to the new partner. You would have to do this before introducing them. Once you do be prepared for some tiffs, just watch for bloodshed. If there is, it was probably to soon, and just keep mingling the smells.
P.S. The best place to find the other gerbils smell is where they sleep. Pick up that area and pick up the other gerbil using that bedding so it rubs off on it.
P.S.S. I hope my information makes sense and is reliable. That is what I have been told however. I hope it helps.
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