Ill gerbil please help!
One of my female gerbils (18months old) started licking my hands on Sat eve, I didn't think much of it. Then yesterday (sun) I noticed shet was licking the side of her tank and also the bars. She was still doing this today but she also looked like she was half asleep. I know she has been eating and drinking something over the last few days but it may not be very much. I gave her a check over and I cannot see any physical signs expect that she may have lost a little weight. She is rather lathargic. I have offered her some baby porridge which she had a little of but she still continues to lick my fingers constantly. Her sister seems fine, so is the room temperature and the water bottle is working fine.
I think I will take her to the vet tomorrow if there hasn't been any improvement but I wanted to ask on here if anyone had seen this before and had any ideas about what might be causing it as I'm one very worried Mummy?!