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How to handle an aggresive Gerbil?

Postby AC » Fri Nov 19, 2010 3:45 pm

Hi. Does anyone know how to handle an over aggresive gerbil?
My son has got 2 gerbils(male) at home.One is gentle and the
other is aggresive :x . The aggresive one bites anyone it can get hold of, even my boy(owner)!
It also "mates" with its male partner everyday :cry: . I really pity its partner which is our favorite one.
What should I do now? :?

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Postby Nebbermind » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:05 pm

feed it some beer? :?

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Postby AC » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:11 pm

Nebbermind wrote:feed it some beer? :?

Huh? It is half rat half hamster leh! How to feed? Soon
I will get a drunken pet puking everywhere! Ha ha ha! :sick:

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Postby starlight1968sg » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:24 pm

what is the difference between a gerbil and a hamster? I am keeping a male hamster but so far, it sleeps a lot day and night. Guess it is pretty lazy but highly alert when its food is near him.

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Postby AC » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:31 pm

starlight1968sg wrote:what is the difference between a gerbil and a hamster? I am keeping a male hamster but so far, it sleeps a lot day and night. Guess it is pretty lazy but highly alert when its food is near him.

:idea: Mmmm...The difference is that the gerbil, or sand rat, has a furred tail with a bushy tail end, powerful kangroo-like legs and all in all, is more active than a hamster.

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Re: How to handle an aggresive Gerbil?

Postby carebear » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:49 pm

AC wrote:Hi. Does anyone know how to handle an over aggresive gerbil?
My son has got 2 gerbils(male) at home.One is gentle and the
other is aggresive :x . The aggresive one bites anyone it can get hold of, even my boy(owner)!
It also "mates" with its male partner everyday :cry: . I really pity its partner which is our favorite one.
What should I do now? :?


Oh dear, how does it mate with it's male partner?
Better separate them!
Some animals are more aggressive than others.
Just leave it alone.
Some of my hamsters were aggressive and I did not dare to hold them. Just admire them from the cage.

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Re: How to handle an aggresive Gerbil?

Postby AC » Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:58 pm

carebear wrote:
AC wrote:Hi. Does anyone know how to handle an over aggresive gerbil?
My son has got 2 gerbils(male) at home.One is gentle and the
other is aggresive :x . The aggresive one bites anyone it can get hold of, even my boy(owner)!
It also "mates" with its male partner everyday :cry: . I really pity its partner which is our favorite one.
What should I do now? :?


Oh dear, how does it mate with it's male partner?
Better separate them!
Some animals are more aggressive than others.
Just leave it alone.
Some of my hamsters were aggressive and I did not dare to hold them. Just admire them from the cage.

Aaaa...gays? :!: Correct, it bites my son's hand and will not let go. Once u put your hand in the cage to feed etc, the only thing it will do is to bite the hand first! :shock: After it "mates", it will clean itself up and try again!!!

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Re: How to handle an aggresive Gerbil?

Postby starlight1968sg » Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:50 pm

AC wrote: Aaaa...gays? :!: Correct, it bites my son's hand and will not let go. Once u put your hand in the cage to feed etc, the only thing it will do is to bite the hand first! :shock: After it "mates", it will clean itself up and try again!!!

My hamster may bite too but we are always careful when we feed him. Not meant to be naughty, how do 2 males mate? Overall, it is better to separate them since they fight.

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Postby carebear » Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:52 pm

AC, you sure they are males? :?

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Postby AC » Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:33 pm

carebear wrote:AC, you sure they are males? :?
We bought the pair from a pet shop and the salesman sexed the gerbils. He told us that they were males. Unfortunately, the guy was not there anymore so we could not ask for help. :?:
They are almost a year old now and we both do not know how to tell the
difference. But lucky no one got pregnant! :pray:

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