Post by gerbies4eva1022 on Apr 6, 2009 16:28:51 GMT -8
Sorry for your loss. As Vixen said, you can go out and get your new gerb as soon as you want. but, you must buy another tank to quarintine your new gerbil in for 1-2 weeks before introducing them using the split cage method. You quaritine gerbils to make sure the new one isn't sick before putting them with another gerbil that he/she could transfer to the new one. Also, make sure your lone gerb isn't sick either. If you have anymore questions just let us know and we'll be happy to answer them. Good luck! ;D
Post by SilverGerbil on Apr 7, 2009 13:09:44 GMT -8
I am sorry for your loss, it is always hard to loose a gerbil!
Basically as Vixen and gerbies4eva said. Quarenteen first, you can get ahold of a new gerbil now if you wish, make sure to keep your new gerbil and your current gerbil TOTALLY seperate, in different rooms of the house.
When you interact with each gerbil, make sure to clean your hands between each gerbil. Alcohol gel is good for that.
Once you have had 1-2 weeks quarenteen, you can get them into a split cage.
It's not a wise idea to just drop the gerbils in the same tank together, as they are territorial animals and will fight.
When they are in the split tank, put in the minimum amount of bedding for instance 2 inches, a bottle in each, and a bowl if you feed from bowls and literally that. You can put in a tube for them to sleep in aswell, make sure both sides are the same. Then swap the gerbils from side to side atleast 2 times a day, if you can do more then do more.