I have four gerbils and all enjoy being out in the exercise balls altho i am used to them sometime doing droppings in the balls my black n white one Banger has started weeing in the ball and this means when he travels along the floor inside he gets covered in wee and doesnt smell nice when he comes out and ends up witha wild hair style to, this didnt used to happen but say over the past month he's started doing it and altho it isnt a problem just wondered if anyone else has had this happening and if there is any way to reduce the chances as being covered in wee isnt nice for any one human or animal.
Last Edit: Nov 2, 2011 3:36:52 GMT -8 by zeemiller
i bet they wee and poo as they are a little scared in those balls. i would not bother with them, it sounds like they are stressed out by being in the ball. you could just try and let them come out for fun with supervising them
Post by cheekygerbils on Nov 2, 2011 7:44:44 GMT -8
I would get rid of the balls as well. You and your gerbils would have much more fum running about in the bath tub or the sofa I went in a huge hamster ball type thing at a theme park and i felt like weeing myself....not nice!
Dove used to wizz all over when she went in the hamster ball. Like the others have said, it can scare them alot. I didn't even try the ball with the SnowRose; they love playing with their toys in the bathtub. If they really do love the balls as much as you say, then you can clean it. As soon a he piddles take him out, clean the ball and dry it, and put him back in. That should give you a good 20 minutes minimum before he squirts again. Good luck! ^-^
:)after following the advice given all my gerbils now play in the bath and the gerbils balls have since been collecting dust shut away in the cupboard. after playtime when i put gerbils back i hoover the bath as 2 like cardbord hide places n chew n find instead of letting bits block plug hole hoover betta then i just wash it out as long as remember to take gerbils out of bath b4 cleaning all is good just one problem what to do with unused gerbil balls anyideas ??