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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-24-2006, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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Hi,
I have two brown,white and black Gerbils...Daisy and Dixie ( Well I now know Dixie is a male so I need to change his name)
One of my moms friends gave them to me after mine died ( she was 5 yrs old ) She told me they were both female so I had them in the same cage together. Well I woke up one morning to find that Daisy had had 3 babies, Their almost 6 weeks old No problems at all.
I got Dixie and Daisy when they were 6 weeks old so I know that it's her first litter and she done great as far as taking care of them. Well I want to keep all of them but I don't want no more babies.
So I have a few questions and I haven't been able to find any good sites that answer them.
1. Can I get another cage and keep females in one and males in another or do males fight??
2. How can you tell a male from a female...I don't want to find out to late again.?
Sorry these sound like beginer gerbil parents question but My first one was kept alone and I did read that they do better in pairs so thats why I got both Dixie and Daisy..
I would really apprecite any comments/suggestions
Thank-you in advance
P.S.
I'm trying to get some pics of them to put on here but they just won't hold still...

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1. Can I get another cage and keep females in one and males in another or do males fight??
2. How can you tell a male from a female...I don't want to find out to late again.?
1) Yes, please seperate ASAP, you will allready have litter #2 on the way, as Mom & Dad mate as soon as the baby gerbils are born. So if U can get Dad out into a tank with his sons now you won't have a third litter. And no, males live better in larger groups then females do, b/c females are more territorial.

2) Here are some links -
Picture - http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b3...weeksexing.jpg
NGS Site - http://www.gerbils.co.uk/gerbils/gender.htm
If there is a "buldge" on the back end of the gerbil it's a male

Also check out this site for more information on gerbil care - AGS
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Thank-You so much I haven't looked at the sites just yet but I'm getting ready too. I just got another cage yesterday and I will be checking to see if I can tell the difference and be moving some gercils around hehe again Thank you so much

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