hello everyone. i have a gerbil, and she recently had babies. at what age can i handle them? also, is there any precautions to prevent her from eating or abandoning them? she had 6 babies, and they are all doing well. right now they are 4 days old.
oh, and also, when should i wean them? i have heard everything from 3 to 7 weeks! i need to separate the boys from the girls asap so they do not mate with each other or their mom. the dad is not a problem because he is some mystery gerbil at the pet shop. i gained 5 mice by not separating the sons from their mom in time. also, does anyone know anything on building cages? i have always bought converted aquariums, so i know absolutely NOTHING about building one. help!