Upset Gerbil Owner
Please don't yell at me, as I'm quite upset about this.
I have always grown up with gerbils, but all which lived alone. I have currently had 3, bought together, for a few months now. Love them!
I work at a pet store, small animal worker so I take care of everything. Well, we resently got a new Assisant Manager. We had 2 gerbils left for an order the week before and the Manager went ahead and ordered more. Well, the other new Manager said we can't put them together, looking as they are the same age I didn't see a problem. So we got 7 in so I went ahead and took the left over 2 to the back. 3 weeks later which is now we have 3 left up front now. I thought, ya know what this poor gerbils are never going to get a home back here. So I took them and introduced. I never done this with gerbils though. I worked 8 hours that day and seen NO aggression at all. Even the closing people said they were fine. The 2 were females and the 3 were female and 2 males. Well, I came in at 8am this morning to feed everyone and the 3 were dead. I am SO upset by this. I am not "supose to take my work serious", but I did cry. It is all my fault and was told not to. I just wanted them to find homes. The poor 3 are now dead. One was orange just molting to nutmeg and I carried her around while working sometimes and just like that she had gashes laying there gone. I can't beileve it. Why did this happen? They were all around the same size. I gave them good food, water, wheel, and some cardboard tubes. They seemed fine.