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Having no luck with goldfish, we switch to gerbils... [Apr. 17th, 2010|06:02 pm]
The Love Bug
[Current Location |Denaby, South Yorkshire]

Yes, we have just bought two gerbils from a wonderful little pet shop in Rawmarsh, called Pet Station.

We have no more to tell you at the moment: names, descriptions and photographs will follow in due course.
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[User Picture]From: cuppykate
2010-04-17 05:12 pm (UTC)
gerbils are awesome!!!

the best thing you can do for then is give them all your empty toilet tubes! they are so loving and affectionate. They run up your sleeves and sit on your shoulders! they take food from your hands! make sure you dont get plastic stuff because they will chew right through it!

I had a great plastic cage with metal bars, but all the plastic tuves had metal rings so they couldnt chew through them.

Im not preaching Im just excited for you! if I had had the money I would have made a gerbilarium, which is a huge fish tank with chicken wire or a wired top, but my cage had a huge compartment at the back filled with bedding because they love making tunnels and making up their own beds.

I cant wait to see pictures!

sadly my 2 gerbils died late last year, but they lived till 4 and I loved them so much.

I would consider getting more, but it's unfair that they have to stay in the hallway and I dont get to see them much because kisa wouldnt leave them alone.

they escaped a few times before we had kisa, but they wouls just come right back to me to be picked up! If you handle them every day they just adore it!
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[User Picture]From: moosical
2010-04-17 06:30 pm (UTC)
I don't know if you remember, but we used to have gerbils before we had the girls... It's been a while ;o)

We were genuinely just going to have a nosy today, bu when we saw the two gerbils we fell for them instantly.. seriously, it was like we were meant to have them.

We got a gerbillarium, but years back we had a rotastak.

I'll get some piccies for you when I can (they're too busy exploring at the moment to stay still;o))

We're giving them a day or so to settle in then we'll start to handle them.

we'll so happy to have Gerbils again ;o) Quite costly for the initial set up, but we're happy.
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[User Picture]From: cuppykate
2010-04-17 06:35 pm (UTC)
oh wow.. you know suddenly I think it might have been you guys who suggested that I get a gerbilarium! Im so sorry.. I am really over emeotional, I posted all those pictures and got myself all upset,. I miss them so much,.

Adam said we can get more when we move somewhere bigger, so they wont be stuck in a hall way <3

Im glad youre happy, and the girls will love them!
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[User Picture]From: cuppykate
2010-04-17 05:19 pm (UTC)
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they were sisters, and they loved sleeping inside this coconut shell!

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fave snacks were cornflakes and sunflower seeds, but the seeds are quite fatty!

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this was their house, it cost £70 in total but we bought lots of extra rooms. that brand do so much stuff and you can keep building it up and up because you can buy spare tubes and rooms.

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that bit at the back was where they tunnled and slept. Im sorry to spam wyou wuith sio mnany pictuyrs but I suddenly miss themn so badly.

They will bring you endless joy. =*(
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[User Picture]From: slooj
2010-04-17 06:52 pm (UTC)
My son and I enjoyed looking through your photos, we had a giggle. :)
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[User Picture]From: cuppykate
2010-04-17 05:25 pm (UTC)

as babies

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