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crystallizedgem Zelda checking out her surroundings. She's been around parakeets but maybe it was when she was too young that she doesn't remember. She wasn't skittish at all, just very observant.
Anyway, I just love her coloring...
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  •   doctorcatz She's so adorable xD 4mon
  •   demimhsmith She's gorgeous! Do you have any tips on how to deal with gerbils that bite? 4mon
  •   crystallizedgem @demimhsmith Thank you! :) As for biting, it can take a lot of patience but is rewarding. Usually feeding treats can help earn their trust (such as hand feeding them a seed/favorite food while in their habitat). If biting is an issue during that though, sometimes it's necessary to break out the thick gloves to avoid being bitten. But once you make a routine of being around, hand feeding, free time outside their cage, they should come around. Unfortunately there are different personalities and some like to nibble or nip (to taste or show who's boss but not aggressively) so I've built a tolerance on gerbs who like to nibble but I don't encourage them to do it, kind of like training a dog. Hope I was able to help any on that :) 4mon
  •   demimhsmith Thanks for the advice! Unfortunately I don't think it's just a trust issue, they're quite happy to run up to me and jump into my hands as soon as I go near them, then they just bite my fingertips and nails really hard. There's one glove they don't bite at all which makes me wonder if they actually are trying to eat me. The glove they don't bite is a Lycra material but they try eat my leather ones :/ 4mon
  •   crystallizedgem @demimhsmith I see what you mean now. Hmm, I do have a female who came from the pet store and she is sweet and loves exploring, being handled, etc. but she too likes to nip my hand and nails if I leave my hand in her habitat long enough. What gerbils I have raised from pups are less likely to bite and nip I've noticed, compared to gerbils I brought home from a store. It could be that since they weren't hand tamed from a young age they seem to have slight problems with hands in their territory. Could be cage obsessed but even my pet store girl will nibble on me when I'm handling her outside her tank. Gerbils are smart in their own way, they know what they can and cannot bite through so that's bothersome about they chewing on one type of glove but not another lol. Although my female Mochi nibbles, I haven't got her to stop but do know it's not out of aggression so I either try to prevent her from doing it or if she does do it, I quickly move my finger away from her or switch hands so she'll stop. It doesn't get her to stop for good but in my opinion it's better than nothing. I wish you good luck on the manner, and hope they will learn to stop for you. 4mon

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crystallizedgem It's a huge difference from when she was a pup zipping and zooming everywhere; to now sitting calmly, purring, being observant and relaxing in one place.
Quite the opposite now that she's all grown up! #smallpets #saffron #gerbilclan #rodents #critters #gerbil #gerbils #mypets #mongoliangerbil #pets #petphotos #gerbilclan #petstagram #petsofinstagram #gerbilsofinstagram #spottedgerbils #spottedanimal #redeyed #beauty #cute #pose #stance #gerbiltail #honey #blonde #cozy #comfy #chillin #parakeet #chirping #singing
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johnmckeen It's All In The Eyes

In the late afternoon sunlight, a young cheetah looks around for its sibling.
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tymarie_mac Knocced out... Been Running all day. Getting her Halloween costume 2gether. #Baby1stHalloween #SpottedAnimal #SurprisinglyNotACheetah 1y
  •   tymarie_mac She was out 😴... Now she Up talking. 1y

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