i got a male gerbil from someone off the net, he was healthy and hes only about a year old, if that.
He squeaks every so often. I thought it was the sawdust so move to larger flakes of sawdust, basically sawdust without the dust.
ive not completely filled the tank at the bottom so hes not digging excessively. My room is clean and my window is open every so often
what should i do?
he looks healthy, no bloody nose or discharge, no discharge from his eyes.
hes running about, eating and drinking.
is this normal?
i have a female gerbil in a cage and shes never had this problem, shes 3 already and fit and healthy.
need advice....also....im thinking of getting rid of him, giving him to a woman who rescues gerbils so she can give him a partner....do you think this would be good for him? i would feel horrible but im trying to think about whats best for him.
Post by NineBeauties on Sept 20, 2011 11:33:04 GMT -8
Hello, your gerbil sounds fine. My gerbils often squeak, they are perfectly healthy. I wouldn't worry about him. I guess it's up to you whether you give him away but why don't you try and introduce him to your female? You could always re-home the pups...
Proud owner of Shoogle, Nifty, Scarpa, Tig and five babies yet to be named!
Post by kryspkreme on Sept 21, 2011 9:31:56 GMT -8
I have two girls that are separate and they are just fine. Don't be deterred just because he is alone, they can have happy lives if you are able to interact with them enough that they get the social interaction they need and would of received from a gerbil buddy.
as far as the squeaking, this is done for a variety of reasons. Gerbils are often known for squeaking when happy or trying to communicate, and will also do it when irritated (usually when handled though). If your little guy is just squeaking while he plays, chances are he's just having a good time and letting anyone else know it