In my many visits to the vet when I walked through the Pets At Home store I spied a lone gerbil in the adoption section. His story was varied; someone bought him but he fought with their existing gerbils and they brought him back or someone brought him and several other rodents in because they couldn’t look after them all. He had lost a bit of his tail. I know gerbils shouldn’t live alone but he was about 2 years and had been alone for a while. I wasn’t looking for a gerbil but I adopted him anyway! I know they shouldn’t live alone but he is about 2 years and had been alone for a while. I am not considering getting him friends and going through an introduction.
He is getting on well and getting friendly. He comes out to say hello whenever I am there and likes being hand fed. He has a nice tank I think. He has the long Detolf where the wild mice lived and then Teddy the hamster, so a nice deep digging area. He also has a sand bath and a wooden wheel. And many egg cartons which he enjoys shredding. I figure he might be better alone with me than alone staying in the shop.
Mum to ratties Bosley, Ruby, Emily and Jean, Teddy the hamster and George the gerbil.
Never forgotten - my lovely fancy mice Jill, Kate, Eve, Kris, Sabrina, Dylan, Kelly, Abby, Tiffany, Natalie and Alex and wild mice Harry and Wills and Charlie the gentle-man Rat.