Help- my gerbils hold accidentally bred?
I have what i thought were 3female gerbils but it turns out at least one is masculine and one has had pups (i think the third is female). I removed the mannish to another tank as soon as i could but i dont intend to breed any more and intend to keep him so i will find him another male to live with- or one of the masculine pups.
My question is: is it ok to leave the two females in alike cage even though one has pups? also if the other womanly is already pregnant can they both raise pups in the same hold provided there is enough room?
Im not an animal expert but what is wrong with having lots of gerbils, you could sell them or offer it as a gift to a close member of family or Friend.
try to sale them on craigslist.com
Dont worry too much! just remove the other gerbils absent from the pregnant one! then they should be ok dont be supprised if your gerbil acts cruel or differant when she is pregnant because they are stressed out and want to pretect them self and there babies!
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And when they're outdated enough keep all womanly babies and mum together, then put in the males with the manly, sell they babies and maybe male, and save the 2 females, however I've never bred gerbil so reasearch first please
just keep a eye on them and whether they get aggressive remove the other one and put it in a cage or a box until you can carry a cage
On the subject of two females... although TECHNICALLY this could work what you really need to ask yourself is are you prepared for what might happen if it didn't not solitary could the other female become aggressive and try and kill the pups but a mum under stress will also turn on her pups and drink them (a survival instinct as no predator will get them allowing them to thrive and the mother at least have some goodness returned to her) this is a situation which could well occur whether they are left together.
What I would suggest is that you separate all three adults- however carry in mind that gerbils are sociable and will need additional attention (the two who are alone) and allow the mother to bring up her pups. Then perhaps try and introduce some females and males into the other cages. Possibly only one for respectively. HOWEVER DO THIS GRADUALLY. If handled correctly then this process is often successful however some gerbils will simply not share beside somebody who they have not grown up with from a young age or litter mate.
You would begin this process by putting the cages close but far enough absent that contact is not made and noting the behaviour. If either gerbil appears aggressive (especially the adult) afterwards stop immediately, this goes for every stage!! If the gerbils however seem curious afterwards move the cages closer until actual contact is made. If all seems economically then start to introduce the gerbils on mutual ground which does not smell of either gerbil. Again if adjectives seem well then scrub out a pen really well so no gerbil will recognise the scent for it's own and start leaving the gerbils in it for a little by little increasing time length until they are together full time.
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after the mannish you know makes babys and stuff he becomes aggresive. its imporant that he doesnt meet the females or the babys ever again. he might drink them... if you must keep them make certain the male doesnt meet them but the best thing to to would be to obtain rid of the male. the females together should be fine as long as they get along and arent territorial. :)
noooooo!! Gerbils eat the babies if they have a feeling in danger. If there's another female that interferes, any one could eat them, not to mention the fights. You're in moderately a pickle aren't you.. I think the best thing to do is make certain you know which is the male and keep every gerbil in a seperate box, but the mum stays next to her pups, even in a small temporary one for now. The best entry to do is sell the male and then the pups, whether you want to keep a female, that's fine, but be careful, they obligation to be seperate