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  1. Small Animal Chat
    Hi All! Recently i have been planning to buy a pair of gerbils, and i have some questions if anyone could answer i would be extremely grateful! 1) is a 29 gallon tank enough for 2 gerbils? 2) i have only owned pairs of dwarf hamsters before, which need 2 of everything to make sure they don’t...
  2. Rodents
    i recently lost one of my gerbils in the pair (they are both 4 years old) and the surviving one has recently been sleeping more. i understand this can be mourning/depression/loneliness or just simply age, but he also does a lot of things with his eyes squinted/almost shut and i just wanted to...
  3. Rodents
    My gerbil is just over 2 years old. He lives with one other gerbil, the same age. The other gerbil hasn't had any issues, however, this one has. His nails have some sort of fungus or something attached to it, and it's hard. His nails were bloody a couple days ago, however now they look like this...
  4. Small Animal Chat
    Hi my just over 3 month old gerbil has a small patch on his back for about a week now, his brother doesn’t have one although he did have a bald spot at his nose which I believe may be from nose rubbing (I’m treating that with a spray atm), he didn’t seem to be showing much of that though could...
  5. Small Animal Chat
    Hi I’m new to Owning small pets and I’ve had my 2 male gerbils for a couple weeks now (they’re about 10 weeks old currently). Liam the more dominant gerbil is looking fine he’s a bit bigger and has a pretty full coat, Noel on the other hand seems fine just a little more skittish in nature, he is...
  6. Rodents
    I found one of my gerbils dead last night. He was one of 2 boys and was wondering what I should do? Do I get him a friend to socialise with or leave him on his own? I don't know how old he is exactly as I adopted them as a pair off someone. Can anyone give me advice or help.
  7. Rodents
    Hello, I have 3 girl gerbils. 3 weeks ago one of them started to attack on of the others and I've had to separate them. The girl who was attached, had lots of bites in her bum and tail. They seemed to be healing fine but now the base of her tail is losing fur, has scabs and sometime fresh blood...
  8. Small Animal Chat
    I have four gerbils in two separate cages, two in each. Yesterday, one of my gerbils had one of his eyes mostly closed. I was really worried, I picked him up to get a closer look, and after a couple minutes his eyes went back to normal. The same thing happened with his brother, who is in the...
  9. Rodents
    Hello, One of my gerbils seem to have a red lump/ abscess right between his testicles. He behaves normal and doesn't seem to be bother by it. I'm not sure it is something normal as I am pretty sure it comes and goes ( he had it yesterday but I didn't see it later on in the day...) Thank you, Nazz
  10. Rodents
    I'm hoping for some advice, I came home today to two of my clan of three gerbils attacking one another and I'm not too sure what to do. All three have been living happily together for the past few months with no problem. My original gerbil Tom, lost his brother a few months ago and he was...
  11. Small Animal Chat
    Hi, I am new on here. I recently had to separate my three gerbils as they had all come to blows after three years of peacefully living together. I had a spare cage but it is really a hamster cage and has become rusty and my new house does not have space for it. One of the gerbils eats through...
  12. Rodents
    My one gerbil died last night (aged 3) from cancer . This has left his brother (also 3) lonely. He's franticly looking for him and keeps digging in the spot he died . I don't want to introduce one gerbil as I don't want the same problem when my old one goes but I'm not keen on introducing more...
  13. Rodents
    Hello! I am doing research on whether or not to scatter feed my gerbils food or feed them in a bowl. I know scatter feeding is more stimulating for the little ones, but doesn't that cause rotting food problems when they want to hide it away in their tunnels? Does their dry food rot that easily...
  14. Introductions
    Hello! I was wondering if anyone could help me with my gerbils. I have two female gerbils I got a few months ago and I just upgraded their cage. But one of them just seems so desperate to get out. She is constantly climbing on the cage bars and chewing on them. I blocked those bars with a wood...
  15. Rodents
    Hi, when I let my gerbil outside to play with me on sofa, she likes to bite my legs, my thighs, my arms or even my back. I did not approach her or anything so I dont know why she bites me. Should I be worried?
  16. Rodents
    Sorry if this is in the wrong place. Does anyone have any suggestions on what they think are the best hideaways/climbing things for two gerbils? I have a fair amount in the tank already, but I'm looking to replace some that they don't use, like their coconut hide with something more fun and...
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