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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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Available Gerbils as of 01/16/15

Adopt as Established Same Gender Pair Only:

1 Lilac (grey) Female (DOB: 7/11/14)

1 Pink Eyed White Female DOB: 8/20/14– As is normal with PEW gerbils, this little girl has a sway when she stands up or sits back on her haunches. Tilts over to one side slightly. Many PEW gerbils have this, a common quirk of their color variety.

 

I am no longer breeding gerbils. The above are ALL I HAVE LEFT. Due to difficulty placing gerbils in homes, I can no longer afford to breed them. Once these guys are gone, I will just have my 5 males as pets. Feel free to contact me with comments, questions or concerns about your gerbils or gerbils you’ve adopted from me in the past. Thanks!

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2014 in Available Gerbils

 

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One Year of Henry!

Recently while trying to calculate how long I’ve worked at my current job, I realized that I’ve owned my sweetest gerbil, Henry, for right at a year!

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He’s a gorgeous pet store purchased Red Fox boy, and he’s my baby. I finally got to breed him, and his pups inherited his calm and gentle disposition as well. He’s a sweetie. 

Happy One Year Anniversary, Henry! ^_^

 
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Posted by on August 16, 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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Peach Fuzz

My newest litter (technically litter 1.01. As in pair one, litter one) is doing wonderfully! I’m slightly disappointed that it looks like two of them will be solid black. No markings, and a common color. We shall see!

Another breeder on Facebook says that the brown ones will be Agouti. For which I am hoping she is wrong.

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Posted by on April 29, 2014 in Available Gerbils

 

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