New Gerbil owner! +Questions
I just got a new gerbil. Her name is Teagan she is about 9 weeks old, a little bit more than 2 months old. She has Siamese coloring. She lives on her own in a 20 gallon tank. I have had her a little over a week.
Now to the questions.
1. I have a ball, which she enjoys, however she poops as soon as she gets in it. If you didn't know p, gerbils are desert animals and don't poo very much. Every time she goes in the ball (for five minutes or so), there will be droppings everywhere in the ball. Anyone have similar problems?
2. Teagan is the first gerbil and small animal I have had. She sometimes crawls on my hands and arms. Advice on taming?
3. She sleeps most of the day or when humans are not around. She wakes up and runs on the wheel and runs around at 8:00-10:00 each day for about 20 minutes and then goes back to sleep. Is it normal for them to sleep this much?
Ming (pug) 13 years
Mei-Mei (pug) 4 years
Teagan (Gerbil) 2 months old