A couple of days back we set off for the pet shop to get a gerbil. A couple of hours later we had fallen for the story of the three inseparable brothers who they didn’t want to split up …… Happy Son. Confused Dad. Meet our three new faces. Cupid, Jeff and Hendrix. Unbelievably the […]
Updated with link to hamster YouTube videos post (see below).
I saw this post yesterday and decided to share it. I haven’t thought of gerbils in ages. Back in 10th Grade Biology class in Mississippi, the teacher had two gerbils in our classroom, and I volunteered to help take care of them. This was back in the day when the Internet wasn’t something you could simply do this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerbil. Thankfully, the local TG&Y store: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TG%26Y sold gerbils and had some books I could buy to learn about them. During summer break, my Biology teacher asked if I could take them home and care for them until the school year started again. My parents agreed and I became the foster parent of gerbils. I found a cheap cracked fish aquarium at a yard sale and used it to house them. I used cedar chips like you see in the photo above. I returned them at the start of the new school year, but I purchased a couple from the TG&Y as they were cute.
On a side note, I later purchased some hamsters who were kept in a separate aquarium. I also allowed the hamsters and gerbils to use a hamster ball for exercise: Hamster in a Ball https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfuw9KP0WAU. I scheduled a post on Hamsters YouTube videos to go live at 4:04 P. M. U. S. Central today (March 1, 2019): https://upsdownsfamilyhistory.wordpress.com/2019/03/01/basic-hamster-care-youtube-videos. Much of the information in those videos applies to gerbils as well.