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Old 01-06-2020, 02:47 PM   #21
sushi_78
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Default Re: My gerbils

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Hi sushi. I brought my new fur bean home yesterday his name is Ziggy. He is currently settling into the animal room and his vivarium. I'll leave him in peace for a few days/week but he seemed quite happy yesterday once we got home. He's 18 months old so nearing middle age.
What a cutie. I hope he enjoys his new home.
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Old 01-07-2020, 12:29 AM   #22
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Default Re: My gerbils

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If they are handled from a young age they don't really need "taming" as such at all. I think it's probably the same for hamsters too. Some relatives of mine had two Roborovski hamsters that bred. The parents are still not really tame after almost a year, but the offspring (which I think they handled as soon as it was safe to do so) are apparently very cuddly and love being handled. With gerbils there is the advantage that they can safely be handled much sooner than hamsters as well.
That does seem to be the case! They were such fun pets, I used to love giving them a whole piece of paper and they would go mad chewing it up and making a nest! It's great that they are so social too, not like our hammies!
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