Hello Apologies if this has been covered already, I went through the threads and could not find exactly the answer. We had two female gerbils up to a few days ago, when one of them, Biscuit, unfortunately died. Her sister, Ginger, was always the more social of the two but now seems to be spending a lot of time at the bottom of the cage. I have put my younger son on gerbil duty trying to keep her company.
I found a pair of females near by that need rehoming and I am wondering if that is an option. Ginger is almost 1.5 years and the other females about 6 months.
Post by LilyandDaisy on Sept 7, 2022 9:00:36 GMT -8
I'm sorry for your loss of Biscuit. In answer to your question, unfortunately not. Introductions with adult gerbils can only ever be one to one. You can try to introduce a single female pup or adult gerbil. A pup is usually a shorter and easier introduction while introduction with adults can take a while but still has a good success rate if you are patient.
Good luck! You'll need to use the split tank method but with a young pup of 5 or 6 weeks it usually only takes a few days. Some sources will suggest a neutral space introduction but this is very dangerous - always use a split tank. You can ask on the forum for more information about introductions if needed.