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  Gerbil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The word "gerbil" is a diminutive form of "jerboa", though the jerboas are an unrelated group of rodents occupying a similar ecological niche.
Gerbils are typically between six and twelve inches (150 to 300 mm) long, and their tail makes up approximately one half of their total length.
Pet gerbils are illegal in the states of California and Hawaii.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gerbil   (860 words)

 Meriones unguiculatus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mongolian gerbils are diurnal, but return to their burrows for the coldest and hottest parts of the day.
Gerbils only became popular pets after 1954, when twenty breeding pairs of gerbils were brought to the United States from eastern Mongolia for scientific testing.
Dove — A Dove gerbil is a Lilac lightened by the Himalayan gene, c(h).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Meriones_Unguiculatus   (2304 words)

 Gerbil, Gerbils   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Lone gerbils have been found to live shorter lives and tend to be harder to tame and less friendly overall.
The dominant gerbil will often be seen grooming the submissive gerbil to assert their dominance, especially when two gerbils are first introduced.
Gerbils will greatly enjoy a run outside their tank at least once a week in a gerbil-proofed room, such as a small bathroom with no nukes and crannies for them to escape.
www.dogbreedinfo.com /petgerbil.htm   (1467 words)

Gerbils are native to many parts of the world, but the type of gerbil most commonly kept as a pet is the Mongolian.
Gerbils like to play, so provide them with an exercise wheel that does not have any openings in which their tail can get caught, and/or allow them to run around outside of their cage for a period of time each day.
However, since gerbils are prolific breeders, keeping males and females together is not recommended unless you are going to breed them, in which case, the best way to introduce gerbils is before they have become sexually active.
www.pets-warehouse.com /gerbils.htm   (1654 words)

 Gerbil Information
Gerbils breed quite often (Up to 12 times a year), so unless you want to quickly increase the number of gerbils that you own, it is a good idea to keep two of the same sex.
Gerbils are considered sexually active at about 8 weeks of age, although I have never seen mating or had any pregnancies before 6 months of age in MOST of my gerbils.
Gerbil parents will pick up pups by the napes of their necks and other body parts to move them or return them to the nest.
gerbilized.tripod.com /gerbils/id16.html   (1694 words)

 sprite!'s Gerbil Basics
Once a week, put the gerbil somewhere secure (like a dry bathtub with the drain plugged, preferably under guard), dump out all of the wood shavings, wash the tank out if if it's starting to smell of gerbil (maybe once a month), dry it, put in an inch of wood shavings, and replace the gerbil.
Some gerbils have enough of a gerbil-equivalent "sweet tooth" to be coaxed out of hiding with a trail of sunflower seeds.
If you have a friend around, get the friend to scare the gerbil out from under the piece of furniture and towards you (for example, you wait at one end and have her poke a yardstick around at the other end).
www.cs.cmu.edu /afs/cs.cmu.edu/user/sprite/www/howgerbil.html   (1345 words)

 Gerbil FAQ
Gerbils are happy with their gerbil companions in general, but the rats would be lonely and not as happy.
Gerbils that are missing part of their tails normally indicate a pet store or owner that gave them an improper wheel or someone who lifted the gerbil by the tail incorrectly (to be discussed later) and there is nothing inherently wrong with such an animal except that they look less attractive.
Gerbils rarely bite for absolutely no reason at all, although there are isolated cases in which the animal just don't seem quite right in the head and are very aggressive.
members.nanc.com /~mhaines/gerbil.html   (14023 words)

 Origin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The Mongolian Gerbil, of all gerbil species, is the most known and especially suitable as a pet.
Gerbils dig the soil with their short, but strong front legs, and kick the earth out with their hind legs.
Gerbils usually stay near their burrow system, also when they are foraging.
www.gerbil-info.com /html/origin.htm   (521 words)

 Gerbil Behavior
When gerbils are born and grow up in a burrow system, may be some artifical too, they don't show stereotypic digging, whereas gerbils, which were born in a burrowless cage will show digging in the corners, even if a burrow is present in the meantime.
Autogrooming gerbils spread a dark red lipid substance from the Harderian gland to their coat surface, so it becomes a little darker and the warmth from sunlight is better absorbed.
A little movement with your hand, which might resemble to a gerbil as a bird of prey, is enough, and in a flush all gerbils vanish into their burrow.
home.wtal.de /ehr/gerbils/behavior.htm   (1713 words)

 gerbil - gerbil care
Gerbils are great climbers and jumpers and love to come out.
So this was my first image of how gerbil housing should look, rather than the inch of bedding and little/no hiding places that you see in pet stores and gerbil books.
Whereas Alan, the gerbil we got at 4 months who was used to the pet store 1 inch of bedding environment is a bottom dweller who will only nest/sleep on the bottom level of the tank.
www.abcgerbils.com /care.html   (893 words)

Gerbil is a simple Winboard-compatible chess engine written by Bruce Moreland.
The project includes an opening book, which is adapted from the SCP chess program opening book, authored by John Stanback, and is included with his permission.
The current Gerbil version is Release 02 (23-Oct-01).
www.seanet.com /~brucemo/gerbil/gerbil.htm   (183 words)

 Gerbil Care Handbook
A gerbil is a rodent halfway between a rat and a mouse in size.
However, it is recommended that the average gerbil owner stick to a pair of gerbils, as the chance of fighting increases with larger groups.
Gerbil pups should be handled every day and you may need to medicate or supplement feed as well, which takes added money and time.
agsgerbils.org /Gerbil_Care_Handbook/intro.html   (787 words)

 Gerbil - LoveToKnow 1911
GERBIa, or Gerbille, the name of a group of small, elegant, large-eyed, jumping rodents typified by the North African Gerbillus aegyptiacus (or gerbilles), and forming a special subfamily, Gerbillinae, of the rat tribe or Muridae.
They are found over the desert districts of both Asia and Africa, and are classed in the genera Gerbillus (or Tatera), Pachyuromys, Meriones, Psammomys and Rhombomys, with further divisions into subgenera.
Gerbils are inhabitants of open sandy plains, where they dwell in burrows furnished with numerous exits, and containing large grass-lined chambers.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Gerbil   (211 words)

 Gerbil Tennis - Uncyclopedia
Gerbil Tennis is the much beloved national sport of Moldova, and considered a great national sport by all (except the gerbils).
Instead of the splat that he expected, the gerbil bounced and nearly smashed into his face (and it is still ricocheting to this day).
First you have to find a gerbil (preferably a dead one since live ones seem to remember the incident forever and you never want a gerbil with a grudge against you).
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Gerbil_Tennis   (349 words)

 Gerbil Printout- EnchantedLearning.com
The gerbil is a small, burrowing rodent that is native to dry, sandy areas of Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
Gerbils can hop, using their long tail as a balance.
Anatomy: Gerbils range in size from 3 to 7 inches (8 to 18 cm) long, plus a long tail that is 3 to 9 inches (8 to 23 cm) long.
www.enchantedlearning.com /subjects/mammals/rodent/Gerbilprintout.shtml   (279 words)

 Critters Collection: Gerbil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Many different species of wild gerbil live in the harsh deserts of Africa, Asia and China, but the animal most people consider a gerbil is the Mongolian.
One of 14 species of gerbil, all of which are sometimes called sand rats or jirds, the Mongolian was discovered by the French missionary Pere David during his travels in Mongolia and China.
The gerbil's friendly nature and ease of maintenance soon led to its popularity as a pet.
www.animalnetwork.com /critters/profiles/gerbil/default.asp   (325 words)

 Gerbil links
Gerbil basics on care and genetics, breeding information and interesting stories, too, a photo gallery with a lot of intersting colors and sometimes you can test your knowledge in tests or contests like "Color Guess" or "Pregnant or Fat"...
Tess is a female nutmeg gerbil, and Mariel is a female dove gerbil.
The American Gerbil Society now has its own mailing list: Our mailing list is a great place for gerbil lovers to discuss AGS business, as well as gerbil care, breeding, health, genetics, and just about anything related to gerbils.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/e_ehr/gerbils/links.htm   (3470 words)

 Pet Care: Gerbil 411   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
In the wild, their color is brownish-gray, to blend in with the desert environment they live in.
Pet gerbils are also available in a variety of colors, including white, albino and fl.
Your pet gerbil will get really lonely if he's on his own, so it's a good idea to get at least two.
www.animaland.org /asp/petcare/gerbil411.asp   (192 words)

The name stuck in Rose's head for some reason, (possibly brain damage), and he retained the suggestion for a year later, when his own "My Project" cassette, as well as the first Ungeziefer cassette (by Dustin Hansen) were ready to be released so that they could scare the local high school kids.
Gerbil Probe Records was born from a prank, and continues to be a prank to anybody who listens to our releases.
Gerbil Probe Records is primarily facilitated by Michael Rose (flood damage), who is a shameless self-promoter.
www.gerbilprobe.com /FAQ.htm   (507 words)

 The New York Gerbil (and more)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
We are a happy family of 6 gerbils, 3 Jirds, 4 degus, 4 winter white dwarfs, 4 campbells dwarf hamsters, 2 hairless dwarf hamsters, 7 syrian hamsters (all plus or minus litters of babies), 2 cats, and 1 1/2 dogs.
He is the Gerbil Guardian as he is guardian to all in this house; yes, even the cats.
He was born in the spring of 2001 and is adjusting very well to so many little creatures sharing a home with him.
nygerbil.com   (871 words)

 Links to Other Gerbil Sites
The AGS is the official gerbil organization of the united states.
Gerbils have a lot of pups in a very short period of time.
Sunray Gerbils' Web site is still developing but currently has gerbil-care pages as well as photos of some of the kennel's gerbils (which have placed in AGS shows).
www.twinsqueaks.com /links.html   (1360 words)

 Baluchistan gerbil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
This is a gerbil species I got from a friend in Germany.
The main, clear difference between this species and Wagner’s gerbil (Gerbillus dasyurus) is that the Baluchistan gerbil has a spot of hairs directly above the basis of the tail which have a white hair basis, whereas Wagner’s gerbil lacks this spot.
In the wild Baluchistan gerbils seem to breed during two periods: one period in winter and one in the summer.
www.gerbil-info.com /html/baluchistan_gerbil.htm   (415 words)

 gerbil - available gerbils
* Gerbils are bred for health and temperament first.
1: ABC Gerbils is a small, "closed" kennel; this means to prevent mites and keep the gerbils healthy we rarely bring in gerbils from the outside and these are separated and carefully quarentined before being introduced into the kennel.
Let me know if you have a preference for colors (first and second choice) and want girls or boys -- gerbils need to live in same sexed pairs.
abcgerbils.com /available_gerbils.html   (171 words)

 Colours   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Because the Mongolian gerbil is being kept as a pet for some time now, and a lot of breeding is done, some colour mutations have occurred up to now.
That is why, now, there are several gerbil colours besides the wildtype agouti.
Two Argente Golden gerbils, the female on the left is really an Argente Golden, but due to age, many litters, and maybe other, unknown factors she "bleached" to this very light, spotty colour.
www.gerbil-info.nl.com /colours1.htm   (1669 words)

 AGS Gerbils Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The American Gerbil Society (AGS) is a non-profit organization providing support and education to breeders, caregivers, and gerbil enthusiasts.
The Mission of the American Gerbil Society is to provide expert-directed support, education, and gerbil registration throughout The Americas.
We are committed to spreading knowledge to allow owners to give quality care to every gerbil kept as a pet.
www.agsgerbils.org   (133 words)

 The Gerbil and Jird Ring
I adopted two gerbils who quickly reproduced and increased the rodent population in my apartment by four.
Gerbil breeder with happy and healthy gerbils of many colors, some unusual, including grey agouti, siamese, colorpoints, ivory cream, dove, 16-color pups, spots of all of those, and champagne-producing pups.
Gerbils, rats, spiney mice, satin mice, some experience with other small exotics such degus, Shaw's jirds.
r.webring.com /hub?ring=jird   (1016 words)

 Jörg Eberbeck's Gerbil Pages (English)
The Gerbil Genetics Calculator (English) calculates the colour genotype ratios in gerbil litters.
On Karin van Veen's Gerbil Information Page (in English) you find a wide range of information on gerbils and other gerbil species, including distribution maps, photos, food and housing, literature, and more.
If you have a question concerning gerbils the chances are good that someone on this list knows the answer.
www.geocities.com /SiliconValley/Peaks/8478/gbindex.htm   (273 words)

 Gerbil Chords by Stephen Lynch @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com
Gerbil Chords by Stephen Lynch, www.Ultimate-Guitar.Com I want to have Stephen Lynch's kids!
(pick the 1st verse) A G D C I bought a gerbil at the petting zoo A G D C If Richard Gere can do it, I can too.
A G D C I get undressed and I start to lube A G D C I stick the gerbil in the end of the tube.
www.ultimate-guitar.com /tabs/s/stephen_lynch/gerbil_crd.htm   (243 words)

A part of the information on these pages is based on the experience and knowledge of members of the
or the Dutch Gerbil Study Group, contact Fred Petrij, chairman of the DGSG.
The Dutch Gerbil Study Group is a division of the:
www.gerbil.info /gerbiluk.htm   (80 words)

 Meriones Uunguiculatus ::: TheFanlistings.Org's approved site for the Gerbil Enthusiast   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Meriones Uunguiculatus is devoted being the fanlisting for those cute little fuzzy creatures that we call gerbils.
If you've ever owned a gerbil or wanted to owned a gerbil, or even just seen one in a pet store and fallen in love this is the place for you.
Also please make sure to send any links to Laney @ empathymia.net and please put in the subject "Gerbil links" that way I know the e-mail is about.
gerbils.ensanity.us   (111 words)

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