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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-01-2009, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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A quick question

Is it normal for rodents to skip meals etc. Only my jird is perfectly healthy and hes drinking fine, only he'll go a day or so without eating and then start to eat again. Also he's been sleeping alot lately could this be to do with the time of year??

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-01-2009, 12:02 PM
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I don't know much...actually anything about jirds.
Do they hibernate?? Maybe he/she is getting ready to do that?
I am sorry...I know nothing about jirds.Hopefully someone can help you.




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Well before i got him i didn't find anything on jirds hibernating etc and i've taken him to the vets just to be on the safe side but she said theres nothing wrong, he's a strange one

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-02-2009, 03:19 PM
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Are you sure he hasen't got a stach some where?
Not sure which jird you have, but you could try looking at these pages:
http://www.gerbil.info/gerbiluk.htm
http://www.gerbils.co.uk/

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I don't know about jirds either, but a lot of rodents store food in their favorite places and hideouts. Usually to hide from cagemates, and just a habit when they don't have cagemates.


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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-02-2009, 08:03 PM
 
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i agree with crwoodspets. my mice always have food everywhere in there cage and in there house.
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i agree with crwoodspets. my mice always have food everywhere in there cage and in there house.
And it funny because Maggie always digs for it whenever I clean the cage


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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-03-2009, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah thanks guys and you were right crwoodyspets i found a lil stash in his house, he lost his brother a few months ago so i think this might explain his behaviour.

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