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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-08-2006, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Do gerbils need a cagemate to keep them company? I have heard that hamsters are solitary creatures, but are gerbils?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-08-2006, 10:16 PM
 
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You need to do a GREAT deal more research. All your questions are very basic.

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Gerbils need company. Syrian hamsters must be kept alone. Dwarfs can tolerate each other if from the same litter.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-09-2006, 04:22 AM
 
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Gerbils need at least one mate, they are very social animals and will get very lonely no matter how much you play or talk to them. They need someone to cuddle up to when sleeping
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-09-2006, 11:00 AM
 
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Yup, a same sex pair will do great, but a lone gerbil isn't usually a happy one.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-09-2006, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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do gerbils and hamsters eat the same things?
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do gerbils and hamsters eat the same things?
Basically. But gerbils don't need as much protein. Also, you should feed a food designed for gerbils, not hamsters.




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And sunflower seeds in high quantities are not good either. Too much fat for them... that's the problem with hamster feeds, too much sunflower seeds for gerbs.
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And sunflower seeds in high quantities are not good either. Too much fat for them... that's the problem with hamster feeds, too much sunflower seeds for gerbs.
Forgot about that since I don't feed sunflower seeds to my rodents except as treats. It's very true .




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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-09-2006, 07:02 PM
 
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I 'm going to start picking out the sunflower seeds from my gerbils food, I have been giving sunflower seeds to them to much, they love them so much. But like what has been said already it isn't really good for them all the time, a over weight gerbil is a lazy gerbils
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