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All Grown Up

Wanted to share some pictures that were recently posted to my Happy Gerbil Facebook page , just a few of my babies, all grown up and living it up with their awesome adopters!

Chloe

Chloe (Sp. Siamese)

Maggie

Maggie (Sp. Black)

Lucy

Lucy (Sp. Siamese)

Shadow

Shadow (Black)

Snowy

Snowy (Sp. Siamese) 

Snickerdoodle

Snickerdoodle (Agouti)

Oreo

Oreo (Pied Black)

Aren’t they all gorgeous! Such sweet babies, I love how in almost every photo they’re being held. Makes me happy. 🙂

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Posted by on April 2, 2015 in The Clan

 

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Update

There is A LOT going on in my personal life right now, but I wanted to post a quick update reminding my followers and visitors to my site that I still have six gerbils waiting on homes! Yes, the two males are the same color, but as someone who owns twin spotted Siamese boys, being the same color doesn’t mean you can’t tell them apart. They have such unique personalities and shouldn’t be passed up just because they look alike. They’re very sweet boys. 🙂

I would prefer that my PEW (Pink Eyed White) female and her black sister go to a home that has gerbil experience, as they are very unique girls with some funny quirks that may bother someone who isn’t dedicated. They are very sweet, no behavior issues! But the PEW sways when she stands (which is normal for her color) and the little black girl is a bit of a runt and will always be kind of small. I’m just concerned that someone who isn’t a true gerbil person will find those quirks kind of worrisome.

Anyway, please do not hesitate to contact me if you are interested in adopting any of my babies! Looking forward to sending them off to their forever homes! 🙂

 

~Moriah — The Happy Gerbil

 
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Posted by on November 17, 2014 in Available Gerbils, Gerbil Quirks

 

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Craft Time!

So blessed to have a Dad who helps me with the ideas I come up with to make caring for my fur babies easier. Today, shortly after two of my six week old girls got picked up by their new mommy (YAY!) my dad and I went to Home Depot and got $15 worth of wood to build this shelf system for my largest bin, a 110qt tub. LOVE how it turned out! Perfect hight, lots of storage space. Very excited. ^_^

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Posted by on September 20, 2014 in The Clan

 

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Thought you all might enjoy a few pictures of the Happy Gerbil’s bachelor pads, homes of the permanent residents of The Happy Gerbil!

The boys are spoiled!

The boys are spoiled!

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Bachelors! (Technically The Doctor is a widower :(  )

Bachelors! (Technically The Doctor is a widower 😦 )

Stormy loves to run!

Stormy loves to run!

The Doctor and Alfie

The Doctor and Alfie

 
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Posted by on September 3, 2014 in The Clan

 

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Gerbil Shopping List

Looking for a quick, no fuss shopping list of the must haves and the good ideas for getting your first gerbils? Something you can have ready on your smart phone or printed out?

Look no farther!

The Must Haves: 

One ten gallon aquarium/terrarium

One screen lid that fits the tank mentioned above

Bedding– Preferably paper, I recommend Kaytee “Clean & Cozy” unscented bedding

Water Bottle –Glass, or equipped with a metal guard to prevent chewing

Food–Gerri Gerbil or Vitacraft’s “Mouse, Rat & Gerbil” food

Chews–Pet safe wood or lava block

Hide House–Wood/Plastic composite or ceramic will last the longest

“Gerbil Dust”–Sold as Chinchilla dust, to be given once a week in a glass bowl for bathing

Exercise Wheel–Metal mesh or “Silent Spinner” style wheels only

The Good Ideas

Play Pen–Make sure it is made for small rodents such as hamsters, or the bar spacing may be too large

Food Dish–Though not required, this does help maintain a cleaner habitat and allow you to know how much your gerbils are eating

Tank Topper (found primarily online)– a tank topper allows for more space for your new friends to roam!

Pet safe habitat cleaner– You can used Windex, but be sure it is completely wiped clean to avoid possible ingestion

Treats– Sold in the small pet isle, Yogurt drops and other treats can be great ways to bond with your new friends

Freebies 

Toilet Paper rolls, small cardboard boxes and bits of paper make great toys, so long as they are not wax coated

Shredded Documents make fun nesting and chewing items, but again, make sure they are not treated with any kind of coating

And that’s it! Not including tax, your typical cost effective gerbil setup is about $45-$60 bucks depending on what kinds/brands you choose. (Compared to a guinea pigs whopping $150-$250 price range, that is a cheap pet!)

Check out this post for a more detailed description of the items mentioned above, and the “why’s” behind them.

 

 
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Posted by on June 26, 2014 in Gerbil Care, Gerbil Quirks

 

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Bright Eyed and Fluffy Tailed

River & The Doctor’s second litter are finally able to see the world! Look how cute they are!

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Posted by on May 30, 2014 in Available Gerbils, The Clan

 

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Count Your Many Gerbils

Got some photos from the family who adopted two of my first litter! Looks like they are being pampered!

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Got the next litter separated today, two girls went in with my other weaned girls and the four boys get a tub of their own. Their mom delivered six new little peanuts last night!

The boys in their "tub"

The boys in their “tub”

Six new babies from my burmese girl.

Six new babies from my burmese girl.

My unweaned litter is getting some attention, two of them should be going to their new home in the week of the 23rd!

Boys

Boys

Girls

Girls

Had to rush my dog to the vet today after he split open his toe nail really badly. Craziness!

Soon 8 of my weaned babies will be off to their new homes and I can better focus on my newest litters. 🙂

 

 
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Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Available Gerbils, The Clan

 

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