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The Jirds are Home!!

Ok, I ended up getting both! They are both female, about 6 months old. I have them in a 10gal tank for now and hope to upgrade to a long 25gal soon. They are settling in nicely and I got some pics. Still working on names. These pics aren't great - I'll get some better ones tonight once they've settled in.


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awww C!!!!!they are so cute!!! lol how big r they


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They're not much bigger than gerbils right now - but from what I have read they grow to about the size of a rat.

I just put a TP roll in for them and they went nuts!! LOL I buried a glass jar under the shavings for them to sleep in - and the one grabbed the roll and backed into the jar and managed to get it in there - now she's chewing on it and then walking out through the tube! LOl

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thats kool. they seem like they're interesting to watch


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Congrats C, I am glad to see you got them. Seems like they are fun to watch.
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They're great!! I took a cholla chew out of Kinjin's cage and gave it to them - now they're going nuts over that! LOL They really need a bigger cage, which I will be on the lookout for, but this one is bigger than the one they were in so I think they'll be ok for the time being.

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Christi, they are SO cute!!! Are they friendly?
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They're pretty friendly - no biting - thought they're not thrilled at being held, but I'll work on that!!

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I forgot to ask "Did they chew you apart yet?" remember they bite. LMAO
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ROFL!! Yeah, they're VICIOUS!! HAHA!

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ożO....

lol they sound cute


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Someone on another forum tried to tell me that they could "take a hunk" out when they bite you... except all the literature says they never bite...

I got them a new home, the 10gal just wasn't cutting it so I went to target and got a huge plastic bin, they are much happier now!! And I got to see that they CAN jump! LOL One of the girls jumped up the side (about 12")!!

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Thanks! He caved but with a "No more. This is it. No more chins, no degus.. nothing!" LOL But there was no way I was walking out of there without them...

Anyone have suggestions for names? So far someone suggested Thelma and Louise!

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I guess you will have to sneak a pair of degus in now.
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