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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 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 Lilac (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! 😉

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! 🙂

 
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Posted by on July 18, 2014 in Available Gerbils, The Clan

 

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Bitter Sweet

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

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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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Crazy Gerbil Lady

Being that I’m the one running around with an “I *Heart* Gerbils” sticker on my truck, my manager at work asked me to adopt a gerbil who has severe bedding allergies today, and I said yes.

SO! Soon (probably not until this end of this month or later) I will be bringing home a nutmeg male gerbil who has bad damage to his nose and a bit of a temper after having been treated with meds for a while. But, I decided that I will attempt to pair him with Oliver, and thus won’t rehome Oliver once Henry is paired with Clara (I’m a gerbil match maker, apparently).

Not sure what I’ll name him yet, but I want to continue my British and/or Doctor Who theme. Any ideas?

 

Quick Note on Bedding Allergies

Though often misdiagnosed, bedding allergies are caused by excess dust and/or oils (such as cedar, pine and sometimes-though rarely- aspen), the symptoms are sneezing, itching of the nose/face, and loss of fur to the nose/face. Some gerbils are particularly sensitive to bedding, and have to be kept on special, nearly dust free bedding in order to heal their noses. Such as Oliver and this new guy I’ll be taking on. Oliver has permanent scarring to his nose and one of his ears from this, and this new guy will as well. He’s even rubbed his paws raw from it. Poor baby. Gerbils with allergy issues should not be bred, as this sensitivity to bedding will likely be passed on to their offspring.

 
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Posted by on May 8, 2014 in Gerbil Quirks, The Clan

 

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Look, more squeaky beans!

Amy & Rory had their first litter last night between 9pm and midnight! Six healthy little beans! Very squeaky and bean-like! She’s being a very attentive mother and isn’t allowing me to take very good pictures of them, but I’ll share what I managed to get thus far:

Can't see in the nest very well, but they're all there!

Can’t see in the nest very well, but they’re all there!

One of the lighter skinned pups.

One of the lighter skinned pups.

Already, just hours old, about half of the litter is much darker skinned! Hoping those will be dark burmese like their lovely mother. I’m expecting it to be half and half spot wise as well, since only one parent is spotted. But we will see as time progresses. So thrilled to see such a big, healthy litter!

The other pups are doing wonderfully, very mobile and precious. I will post a video later of them wandering around their tank.

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The cutest thing in the world is watching a little baby gerbil try and chew on something. Oh my word. They are the sweetest.

 
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Posted by on April 23, 2014 in Available Gerbils, The Clan

 

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Little Details

Today  my order of boxes arrived! Boxes, you say, boxes of what? Just boxes! Little critter boxes to send my gerbils to their new homes in. They’re very cute and just the right size for two young gerbils. I am pleased.

Here are some pictures of my gerbil clan playing in their play pen! A play pen is definitely worth purchasing! The bigger the better, as long as it says it is made for hamsters and gerbils. Some play pens are made just for guinea pigs and rabbits and the bar spacing is too wide, your gerbils could squeeze through and escape.

Amy & Rory

Amy & Rory

Rory

Rory

Amy, my gorgeous burmese girl.

Amy, my gorgeous burmese girl.

Amy

Amy

Amy in her favorite log.

Amy in her favorite log.

Rory

Rory

Henry, my cuddle buddy.

Henry, my cuddle buddy.

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Oliver

Oliver

 
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Posted by on April 11, 2014 in The Clan

 

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Pup Pics

One little pup has shown it’s colors, looks like it will be a lot like Daddy! The rest will most likely be more like their mother, but we won’t know for sure until they get their fur.

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Posted by on April 9, 2014 in Available Gerbils, The Clan

 

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