I think Dora is losing the will to live
She lives by herself now. Before she was happy alone. She would do all her normal gerbil thinks. Now she sleeps all day, she still eats and drinks some though, but hardly chews on her carboard. She will be 3 next month so I know she is getting up there in age too. I try spending time with her but she runs from me and hides in her box, before I was able to pick her up, I think she is just depressed and doesn't want to be held, but I would like to try to cheer her up. She probably wants to be w/her family again. It is just hard because her and I go way back. She was born in my home in Massachusetts when I lived there, and she was the first one I picked out of the litter, she was the cutest baby ever. When she was a baby I would sing to her "Dora Dora Dora" and she would stand up because she would know it was her song, and up until recently she would still do it. I wanted her to live a long time, but if she wants to be w/her family I am not going to be shelfish, I will make her comfortable and take care of her until I have her, and respect her wishes.