Originally Posted by xoTink
I should post some pictures! I will snap some after work tonight. Right now they are all sleeping. =)
Man, these little critters are just adorabley cute! Their heads are so big. lol. They walk/zoom all around the tank when their parents let them. It's quite funny to see Mom and Dad run around tring to catch them all.
LOL... ya babies are adorable!
I still havn't done anything yet. I guess I'll just wait until these wean and go from there. I can't seperate the Dad now, he LOVES his kids! Only problem is, she's probably pregnant again. When will she have these? It's day 19 and she's looking a little chubby.
She could have them between day 24 to day 28 even 30! Some Mom's will hold off on giving birth if they feel the tank is crouded.
Male gerbils make the best "moms" LOL.... they are big pup lovers.
Eventhuogh I did't do anything yet. I usally let them run around on my bed when I'm cleaning or feeding or something. Well, I havn't since the babies arrived. Mom#1 and Mom#2 always talk back and forth at the cage tops still. And try to rub noses. So, I took both out and let them play on my bed together for about 5minutes. Was this okay? They groomed each other like there was no tomorrow! Then they played tag. lol.
As long as everything went well, i don't see it being a big problem. Are then in a split cage that they can see/smell each other now?
If so, you 'may' be able to put them together once all the pups are older and no more litters on the way.
I'm just thinking if they are split, and enjoy one anothers company it may work. You would however want to split cage them a litte bit afterwards to though (just in case, females are a bit tricky).
I had a older female and 2 pups split last week, and they played fine in the playpen, and were fine in the split cage, but when i tryed to house them together the older female attacked the 4 week old pup. The 8 week old pup she loves and they are living together currently.
The 4 week old pup now lives with her sister, and is recovering from the attack
That's what i mean about tricky, you just never know and have to be SO careful.