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Update and Available Gerbils as of 7/18/14

Sorry for being so slack in the updates! Hopefully you follow The Happy Gerbil’s Facebook page, I’ve been much better at updated that since I can access it from my phone.

Due to a lack of gerbil adopters, I’ve decided to stop breeding.

However, there are two litters who will be available August 10th & 22nd, and two more after that.

August 10th Litter:

Parents: Amy & Rory

1 Black (girl)

1 Mottled Agouti (girl)

1 Sp. Siamese (boy)

2 Pied Black (girl & boy)

2 Sp. Agouti (boys)

August 22nd Litter:

Parents: Henry & Clara

(Colors & genders not assured yet)

1 Sp. Burmese (boy)

1 PEW (Pink Eyed White, girl)

2 LilacΒ (girls)

1 Sp. Burmese (girl)

1 Sp. Black (girl)

 

Contact me for more info!

And now please enjoy an assortment of cute gerbily photos!

Henry with his pups

Henry with his pups

The Doctor's son, and the Doctor looking on in the background

The Doctor’s son, and the Doctor looking on in the background

Stormy

Stormy

Alfie & The Doctor

Alfie & The Doctor

Rory has taken his weight loss regime seriously! ;)

Rory has taken his weight loss regime seriously! πŸ˜‰

After the Doctor lost his precious mate River Song, I have decided to keep his last two sons, both look much like their mom. After much deliberation, I’ve decided to name them after yet another Doctor Who character! Alfie, known to himself as Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All, is a baby in an episode of Doctor Who. Cutest little kid. These two gerbils look almost identical, so they are now named after this adorable baby. Alfie & Stormy! πŸ™‚

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Posted by on July 18, 2014 in Available Gerbils, 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:Β 

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

FreebiesΒ 

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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Bitter Sweet

Maggie & Chleo, two pups from my first River Song litter, are enjoying living with their new mommy. πŸ™‚

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Sad update for my blog followers, my sweet girl River Song passed away last week. Most likely from complications with her pregnancy. Her current litter of four are doing well, they’ve been getting kitten formula from an eye dropper and are eating solids fairly well despite being so suddenly without Momma’s milk. They are gaining about a gram a day and so far aren’t showing any signs of ill health. Their dad is taking wonderful care of them despite looking a bit depressed.

 

River poses for a picture.

River poses for a picture.

Rest in peace, sweet River Song.

Clara is getting her dark nose point!

Clara is getting her dark nose point!

The last River Song litter

The last River Song litter

Temporary cage for my little boys.

Temporary cage for my little boys.

Spotted Siamese girl

Spotted Siamese girl

Light Spotted Polar Fox boy is GORGEOUS and such a little stud.

Light Spotted Polar Fox boy is GORGEOUS and such a little stud.

Pied Agouti boy!

Pied Agouti boy!

The Amy & Rory litter

The Amy & Rory litter

The Doctor & his sweet babies.

The Doctor & his sweet babies.

Amy & Rory's pups are all over the place!

Amy & Rory’s pups are all over the place!

 
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Posted by on June 11, 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. πŸ™‚

 

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

 

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All The Updates!

First litter at 6 weeks old:

My second litter in all their cuteness at 20 days old:

 

And a picture of litter three at the tender age of one day:

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Someone on the AGS Facebook page says they believe my “unknown” pup is a Spotted Polar Fox, which is a rare and very pretty color post molt. πŸ™‚

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Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Available Gerbils, The Clan

 

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Litter Number Three!

River and The Doctor, whose pups just moved out, have blessed me with their second litter! Four healthy pups! Very excited to see what colors they will give me this time. So far it looks like light colors only, but one is a bit darker than the rest. We’ll find out soon enough.

Amy and Rory’s litter all have open eyes now and are very active and mobile! SO cute!

 

James–the gerbil I’m going to adopt from work–is not doing very well, he seems to have developed a fungal infection from having his nose raw for so long. He’s rubbed himself bald from his nose to his chest. But he seems very active and eats well, I’m sure he will make a full recovery.

 
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Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Available Gerbils, The Clan

 

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Gerbils, Gerbils, Everywhere!

Litter one moved out of the parents tank today, and they are loving their log cabin and wheel!

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They are fully weaned now, but not ready to go to their new homes until the 18th.

Litter two has one pup with open eyes! SUCH a cutie!!

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The pups from this litter are spoken for, and if my most recent possible adopter follows up (someone I met at work today looking for a female to keep their lone female company), then all of my current pups will be spoken for. Both females are pregnant with their second litters. πŸ™‚

 
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Posted by on May 10, 2014 in Available Gerbils, The Clan

 

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