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  1. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    Well, I just rescued a dwarf hamster from a home where he was neglected. I have had him for a few months and I have been doing alot of research about him but I still have some unanswered questions. I read that dwarfs are very social animals and need friends? See, I did not know that because my...
  2. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    Hey, I have a litter of 5 eight day old pups, and I also have 3 adult gerbils. When time comes for them to be weaned from mom, would it be okay to introduce one of the female pups in with my solo female Gerbil, or would it be better to keep all the girls with mom? (Assuming there is more than...
  3. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    i went to the pet shop to buy 2 gerbils, but there was 3 in the cage and we coulnt leave the little white one on its own so we bought all 3. :dopey: well one died (freddie) and the other two (Alfie and Rooney) were left, well rooney was clearly the weaker gerbil, reluctant to attemt the tunnels...
  4. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    Hey guys i have a few questions for the gerbil folks on here. I work at a pet store and a little girl brought in a black male gerbil as she could not keep him any longer. We usually dont accept animals that havent been purchased from the store but i bent the rules as i didnt want this little...
  5. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    She lives by herself now. Before she was happy alone. She would do all her normal gerbil thinks. Now she sleeps all day, she still eats and drinks some though, but hardly chews on her carboard. She will be 3 next month so I know she is getting up there in age too. I try spending time with her...
  6. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    one of my females that are put together are female and daughter, the baby is 6 months old now. the problem is this, they are chewing on the bars at the same place, and someone is crying. all I can see they are trying for the same place no fighting that I can see. thier fur is rumpled up but no...
  7. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    Both Piper and Arabella are doing great. For two weeks I gave Piper and Arabella wet tell medicine, since Piper was a newbie, I didn't want Arabella to get sick if Piper got sick. Piper has learned that if she bangs her run about ball really hard the lid will come out and she can escape. She...
  8. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    I was reading the article on here about Syrians not living together, and someone brought up her dwarf hamsters living together, and someone also brought up how to breed Syrian hamsters, so I thought I would post some information on this. Dwarf hamsters are more social than Syrian hamsters, and...
  9. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    Hello, How effective is the split cage method? Does it almost always work? Or not? Any other suggestions are welcome.
  10. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    Hello, My name is Jesse, I am new to caring for small pets but I am enjoying it immensly. My gerbil seems to be quite the happy little guy and is very curious. I originally started out with two in a nice big cage but the other one didnt make it: She had a desease. I couldnt help her, I...
  11. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    just wanted to finally drop a line and say hello, my wife and i have 5 cats but as of 2 1/2 weeks ago we were both really shocked to come home with a gerbil but she was just too cute, then less then a 1/2 week later we got a 2nd one (will post pics later) the 1st is Gigi and the 2nd is Bijou...
  12. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    My son has gotten a gerbil from a girl at school who could not care for it, her mom said it was ignored most of the time. We brought her home and she seems to like us always comes to greet us when we enter the room and loves her cotton bedding we gave her. I would like to get her a companion of...
  13. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    Okay as of today I believe we will have 2 gerbils in the house.... Here is the story I just got from Darren after talking to him on the phone. One of the girls that works in his current security section has a gerbil, her boyfriend has one has well, and they are both housed in seperate cages in...
  14. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    Ok, I just got a new baby russian dwarf (cambell) hamster-female- and my boyfriend just got a baby gerbil-male-. Now, the gerbil is already tame as can be and comes when it is called and gets in my hand. But the hamster has nothing to do with me, so is there any treat that can be found around...
  15. Mouse & Rat Discussion
    I adopted a rat a while back. She is a little over a year and since she has left the pet shop(2-3 months old) She has lived all alone.(I adopted her at 9 months). So I recently bought a baby girl. Her name is Emily and I'd say she is about 6 weeks old. She has been in quarintine in my...
  16. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
    Yesterday I was at this pet store I go to often, it's where I got Dexter & Johnny (my 2 current gerbils, til tomorrow). Well There was 1 little lonesome looking gerbil in a cage all by himself. And everything I have read, and what this same pet store told me when i was buying my gerbils says...
  17. Gerbil & Hamster Discussion
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