Will my gerbil be ok?
Hi.. I have a gerbil (only 1) and im not sure if he'll be alright. He used to have a female partner but she passed.. due to age. Then I got him 2 new comarades but they somehow fought each other and also killed eachother.. Well one survived, but died some hours later due to injury. I have no idea why they fought.. they were together for like 8 months already.. But this is all backstory. So my male gerbil now lives alone.. cause my parents wouldnt allow me to buy him a new partner. Now hes been alone for about 12-14 months. The moment his partner passed away I thought he'd die aswell in some weeks/months but, he did not. But im still worried, as soon as I put him in the cage all he does is sleep. He does not play anymore.. just sleeps.. I do get him out of the cage everyday for about 2 to 4 hours so he can run around and interact with me, so he wont completely think hes all alone. But on 18 august he fell off the couch.. and somehow broke one of his upper teeth. On 19 august the broken tooth was completely removed, and when I got him out of his nest there was some blood around his eye too. Now I wonder if his tooth will come back.. and also if he wont die because of all this. (being lonely + wounded) he is about 3 years old (dont know exact because i forgot to put him on calandar when bought) But i got pictures of him made in early 2006. Will he be ok in the end? he is pretty old I think. He is the best gerbil I ever had and dont want him to die because of a stupid tooth. *when out of the cage he is playfull and jumping around the couch, he just seems to grab his mouth alot.. and moving his teeth I think because it all doesnt feel in place due to the lost tooth*
Last edited by force33; 08-19-2009 at 06:46 PM.
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