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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-14-2010, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Question Help with baby Gerbils

Hey guys! Just bought my girlfriend two baby gerbils from petco for valentines day. I originally was going to get her dwarf robo hamsters, but she decided on the gerbils. I bought her a superpetusa/product-list/crittertrail-extreme-challenge-habitat-x.htm (add .htm at end and .com after superpetusa to get to the link) and timothy hay, yogies, carefresh bedding, gerbil and hamster food with crunchy things to wear the teeth down, wood blocks and they have water and food bowls. I was just wondering if this is a suitable setup for the two gerbils, and if there's anything else that i need to get or should get. Help!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-15-2010, 03:37 AM
 
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Unfortunately, that cage is terrible. It will be chewed up soon, it will eventually stink because plastic holds in the smell of pee. A glass aquarium would be better

I don't know about those yogies, i havn't heard much about them apart from their full of sugar?
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-15-2010, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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I have a 10 gallon glass aquarium. Do you think that i can keep them in the crittertrail until it's totally demolished?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-15-2010, 10:40 AM
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I had my gerbil Minnie in a plastic enclosure and she chewed through that before long so now i have something called a gerbilarium for her. The bottom part is glass tank and the top part is wire cage. It has 3 levels in it and aq big digging area in the bottom. My other two gerbils Chloe and Martha are in a seperate gerbilarium and they all love it
So the plastic enclosures really aren't worth the money in the long run.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-15-2010, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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But since i've already bought it & used it, will it serve the purpose for now?
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-16-2010, 04:26 AM
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I reckon so, just be prepared to dash out and buy a gerbil proof enclosure when they start to chew at it. You may be lucky and they may not chew at it but once they realise they can there won't be much of it left before long.
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