Sick little girl..
I brought home a little girl Gerbil from the pet store I work at. The poor little thing has had allergy problems since she was born, and thats why we couldn't sell her. About a week after she was born she started rubbing her nose, at that time her mum, dad, her and her brothers and sisters were in the small aspen chips. After she got older her nose was rubbed raw, and she had the red bleeding (or muscus as I've read) and so we went through every bedding we sell. Fornately I work at the pet store so I had a chance to try out a little bit of everything. We trid Fresh n Comfy which made her much worse, so then we tried Bosox and Carefresh, which the dust seemed to bother her and make it worse again, we tried pine which made it way worse, we tried the corn cob litter which she seemed very legthreic and she was still rubbing, we tried Yesterdays News which seemed to help a little bit, and now shes in the big chip aspen which seems to help the most, but her nose is still red, and last night when I took her home she had a little bit of red around her eyes as well. We've tried antibotics... both liquid antibotics in her water bottle, and neosporin on her nose and around her eyes, and antibotics from the vet but nothing can ever completely clear it up. She does do better in the big chip aspen then anything else we've tried, but it does seem to help.
I just feel so bad for her, shes a cutie and a half, which is why I took her home, I wanted her to have a home, and try to do what I can to make her better because with all the other animals we just didn't have time to give her speical attention at the store, and I thought my home with less critters around might be less stressful. But I just don't know what to do. Does anyone have any suggestions for ways to help this little girl?
Last edited by ellymay; 08-09-2009 at 01:12 PM.