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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-08-2009, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
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Gerbil 'thumping'?

Drake and josh were sleep in their little tissue/fluff house thing they built, and Drake just zipped out to the middle of the cage and thumped his feet repeatedly. I came over to the cage to see what was wrong and he ran into his wooden house thing. Was this because of fear? I'm asking because I was watching Miami Animal Police on TV & a snake was hissing.
Thanks =), By the way, Josh didn't thump, he came out to get some water, though

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Hi hun, i researched this for you, here is information i got.

Thumping
Gerbils thump, or loudly stamp their feet, (1) as an alarm to other gerbils ("danger!"), (2) as an aggressive gesture ("stand back, stranger!"), or (3) when sexually excited. If there is more than one tank of gerbils present, the thumping may begin with one gerbil and spread to other tanks, who "send along" the message when they hear it. In each tank, one gerbil usually thumps while the others listen and/or hide.

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he might of had a dream(dunno if gerbils dream) but it could of sceard him, my gerbils do it all the time, i find it funny to watch and se how my five gerbils react, but he probaly just got frightend, no need to worry

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Hi hun, i researched this for you, here is information i got.

Thumping
Gerbils thump, or loudly stamp their feet, (1) as an alarm to other gerbils ("danger!"), (2) as an aggressive gesture ("stand back, stranger!"), or (3) when sexually excited. If there is more than one tank of gerbils present, the thumping may begin with one gerbil and spread to other tanks, who "send along" the message when they hear it. In each tank, one gerbil usually thumps while the others listen and/or hide.

http://www.shawsheenrivergerbils.com/gerbilpedia.html < --- good site for information. Good luck
Oooh thanks! It was most likely the snake on TV. Because Josh popped out and ran straight to his little wood house thing. Thanks!

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Haha, that sounds cute tho, the way they describe how they do it!
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HA I like the names of your gerbs!! Though not a fan myself :p
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HA I like the names of your gerbs!! Though not a fan myself :p
Haha, neither am I, I wasn't that creative, then like, 3 days after I named them, I was thinking about changing it to Itchy and Scratchy, but Drake and Josh just fit, haha.

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LOL I always thought the names were adorable! I used to watch it all the time


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