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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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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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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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Eye Of The Gerbil

Y’know, like Eye Of The Tiger! Funny right? Right??….. Hello??

Anyywaayyyy, the babies eyes are open!! And one of them is NOT a Siamese like I expected, but a Dove. Her ruby eyes give it away. 🙂 Also, first bedding change!!

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Posted by on April 25, 2014 in Available Gerbils, 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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