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Two gerbils fighting.

Species: Other
Breed: gerbil
Age: Less than 3 mon
i have a gerbil that i got and i put it with my other gerbil and they were fiting they werent rasid together how can i get them to get along




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

Thanks for your great question!

Gerbils often do not like to be with other gerbils if they were not raised together from a young age. While there is no guarantee that they will ever get along you can try the following:

Find a way to divide the cage in two and keep each gerbil in a separate area so that they can see each other. Or, if you can't divide the cage then get a second cage and place it next to the first one.

After a week or two of the gerbils seeing each other, you can try to let them interact with each other. If there is any aggression then they go back into their separate areas.

It may also help to switch the areas every few days as well.

I hope this helps!

Dr. Marie.

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