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gerbil

Gerbillus spp. or Tatera spp.

Mongolian gerbil
Meriones unguiculatus; a small rodent, native to desert regions in Mongolia and China, related to the gerbil. Typically has an agouti coat but other colors have been developed. Have fully furred tails, ears and footpads. Called also jird.
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GERBILS generally have quite a good resistance to ear infections, as they have a good drainage system in their ears.
Obese gerbils are the most prone to developing this condition.
This secretion is usually removed continuously as gerbils groom themselves with their forepaws, but if allowed to accumulate can cause irritation to the nasal area.
Animal welfare groups have attacked irresponsible Midland owners who abandon their small pets including hamsters and gerbils while they go on holiday.
Gerbils, which live in family groups in Mongolia, have quite a complicated communications system compared with the solitary kangaroo rats.
Make sure your daughter handles the gerbils carefully and does not squeeze them too hard.
Ikabod and Attikus, both adult male gerbils, were also left in the same property.
What do you do when your hamster or gerbil gets hot under the collar this summer and wants some shade?
Gerbils haven't taken to the air and started buzzing, but scientists now have evidence that they spread pollen as bees do.
If the gerbils smelled a rat, they were trained to trip a switch to alert their handlers.
A GERBILS can be kept in single sex groups - as long as they have grown up together.
But instead of making Ally ratty, the gerbils struck the right note.