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Gerbil passed away, left with one on it's own.

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by Ellsbells123, May 28, 2020.

  1. Ellsbells123

    Ellsbells123 PetForums Newbie

    May 28, 2020
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    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.
  2. ForestWomble

    ForestWomble PetForums VIP

    May 2, 2013
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    Sorry to hear about your gerbil.

    Gerbils, as I'm sure you know, do better in pairs or groups, a lone gerbil can become depressed so if you can getting him a friend or friends would be a good idea.

    From what I have read introducing an adult (male) gerbil to a (male) baby or babies is the easiest, you do this using the split cage method.
    The link above explains things far better than I can.

    When I was looking into it I was told two babies to my elderly male would be best, this way the babies have each other to play with and they have each other when my older male died. It is of course up to you but I wouldn't suggest more than 2 babies.

    Hope I've helped.
    Engel98 likes this.
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