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  1. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    So about 3 weeks ago I bought 2 gerbils from pets at home (Fudge and Cornflake). There house is set up with a tank below with sawdust and a cage above where there little house with soft bedding is for them to climb and dig in equal amounts. They have lots of wooden things to chew and mineral...
  2. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    so I picked up two terribly adorable girls that are living in a fairly open critter trail cage. I know a lot of people take issue with the critter trails and I can see why but this one has more open floor space and it does not have a many plastic tubes that hang down and give them potential to...
  3. General Animal Discussion
    Hey I'm like totally new here haha, my two gerbils just recently passed away and on Friday my last one passed away they were the first gerbils I ever owned and I was in love with them I had them 3 years and i'm still so upset I tried my best to help him and the last one died on me in the vets...
  4. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    I got 2 male gerbils about a year ago and honestly, it's been a little discouraging. I feed them and try to hold them once or twice a day, and they still don't like being handled. I can feed them out of my hand inside the tank and they're fine, but as soon as I take them out, they try to squirm...
  5. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    One of our gerbil 'boys' had babies a few weeks ago. We didn't feel confident giving them back to the pet store so we are trying to find homes for them. The pups are just over 5 weeks old now and ready to be rehomed We have 4 female pups left to find homes for (the mom is pregnant again as we...
  6. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    I would like to find out if there is a way to breed for Burmese colored gerbils. It is my favorite color variety but it is so hard to find anymore. Any ideas? Thanks, Joe
  7. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    I have 2 young gerbils (males) named Louie and Moe. I got them a few weeks ago and they are so cute! However, I don't feel like I'm doing a great job of taming them. they don't like being handled and always try to squirm away when I hold them. Sometimes they even nip me(it doesn't hurt very...
  8. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    Today I finally bought 2 gerbils! They're both males. The black and white one is named Moe and the grayish brown one is Louie. In the pet store, I was looking for a small waterbottle for my 10 gallon tank, but the small ones were sold out, so I ended up buying a longer one. I set up their tank...
  9. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    I got a gerbil yesterday her name is Ginger. I got her from a petstore that obviously had no idea how to sex the gerbils. There were tanks with males and females in them. :(. I got Ginger from a all girl tank, but with only one left after I took her. (Might have been a boy there I don't know)...
  10. Introductions
    ]Hi, guys! My name is Marissa and I'm an up-and-coming gerbil breeder! I'm going to keep this short and sweet because you'll get to know me very quickly through my posts. I have three gerbils right now (All females.) Penelopé and Nala, who are just companions. (Penelopé in front and Nala...
  11. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    It's been a while since I had gerbils. So, I'm a little nervous. But long story short I'm rescuing 7 gerbils from a "feeder breeder." I'm not planning on keeping them long, just fostering until they find their forever home, I would love to but I already have TONS of animals. But I was hoping...
  12. Introductions
    Hey, I'm kinda new here. My name is Rosa and I'm a dog owner. I currently have one pet, a rescue beagle. She's so cute and sweet and I love her. I am also going to get two gerbils. Any beagle or gerbil owners should message me! Thanks:wave:
  13. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    Hi, I'm getting gerbils this summer(I wish my mom didn't make me wait so long)! I just have a few questions. First of all, if I get 2 from a pet store such as Petsmart/Petco, and they're from the same tank in the store, can I put them together when I take them home? Or would they fight? Also...
  14. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    How many gerbils (and what genders)? I have fairly extensive knowledge of gerbil husbandry (after researching for a year), and for a while now I've been wanting to keep some. The space I have for them is a 2ft x 2ft x 2ft hutch-like enclosure, part of something I'm building. In volume, this...
  15. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    :binkie: Bought 2 gerbils. One grey 12 weeks and a black and white one 10 weeks. There're related, I am a first time gerbil owner but I have minded gerbils before. Anyone have any idea what type of gerbil they are? I didn't buy them from a pet shop. I have a plastic base wire cage can they chew...
  16. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    :)Hi, I decided that I want gerbils and am going to get some (I'm allowed to)!!!:woot2: :D Now I am looking for some gerbils for sale. Does anyone know anyone that has gerbils for sale, or where I can get them? :yipee:
  17. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    I use Megazorb as my hamsters' substrate, and I'm wondering if I could mix it with hay and use it as substrate for gerbils, rather than peat or wood shavings? Also, how deep does the substrate need to be? In inches or cm.
  18. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    I know gerbils are avid chewers, so keeping them in bin cages is a no-no. But what about plastikoted wooden cages where 5 sides are thick hardwood (about an inch thick) and the front is meshed over? Would these work for gerbils, or would they chew through easily?
  19. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    I know quite a bit about recommendations for gerbil housing size, but from people who have experience with raising gerbils and different tank sizes, how many gerbils would you recommend for: a) a 35 US Gallon tank -- 15 x 35 x 15 inches b) a 70 US Gallon tank -- 30 x 35 x 15 inches Please...
  20. Chinchilla Discussion
    Im looking to add a new furry friend(s) to my zoo!:sneakyhug i dont know what to get though. im thinking maybe a chinchilla, or a ferret, gerbil, or rat. :) I can save up for any cage of any size, so that's not a problem. any suggestions? :rolleyes:
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