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The discussion on housing covers the selection of the ideal enclosure, basic housing setup, accessories, safety, and a guide to cleaning the tank. The chapter “Taming and Handling Your Gerbils” offers a step-by-step socialization process to acclimate the gerbil to its new handler and surroundings plus instructions for handling the gerbil and discouraging nipping. All keepers will be interested in the chapter on keeping gerbils healthy through smart preventative care; topics covered include allergies; broken limbs and head injury; teeth, tail, and ear problems; dehydration; diarrhea; heat stroke; hypothermia; mites, and more. Gerbil enthusiasts who are looking to become gerbil midwives will find complete instructions for breeding and raising pups (baby gerbils) in the chapter about reproduction. It covers planning a litter, setting up a breeding tank, mating, caring for the pregnant mom, birthing, fostering, growth cycles, weaning, handling pups, and more. The chapter “Fun with Gerbils” offers ideas for games, art projects, photographing, and training gerbils to do seven fun tricks. Resources include lists of publications, clubs, organizations, and websites. Glossary of terms and index included.
|1||Furry Mongolian Friends||8|
|2||Are Gerbils the Right Pets for You?||18|
|3||Finding the Gerbils of Your Dreams||32|
|4||Housing and Feeding||54|
|5||Taming and Handling Your Gerbils||76|
|6||Gerbil Health and Hazards||90|
|7||Breeding and Raising Gerbils||110|
|8||Fun with Gerbils||132|
|9||Exhibiting Your Gerbils||146|
Posted May 5, 2010
This book is great! It's my gerbil bible. If you are a first time gerbil owner, I totally recommend this book. Every question you have will be answered. I always refer back to it and learn something new.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 2, 2009
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I bought this book when my "males" had babies unexpectedly (pet store mixup). I had used her website, abcgerbils.com as a reference and decided to get the book, which was even more thorough. I would highly recommend this book for current gerbil owners and prospective owners. It is also a great reference for breeding as it goes into detail of what to expect. Great book!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 18, 2008
This book has been my best reference book. Any time I want to refresh my memory or have a question, I run right to this book. I have 6 gerbils and I wouldn't have them if I didn't have this great book. Any novice or someone even considering getting gerbils should read this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 3, 2005
This author knows her stuff. And it shows. As a matter of fact, she breeds gerbils. Her site is abcgerbils.com! I recommend you check it out. Getting back to the book: I am planning on getting gerbils, and this book really helped me to learn more about them. This book doesn't just cover the basics, it also includes sections like Breeding your gerbils, showing them, playing with them. Who knew gerbils could make snowflakes? Again, I wish I could give it 10. Up-to-date info, WONDERFUL PHOTOGRAPHS by Ellen Belleni. If these photographs don't make you want to go right out and buy gerbils, nothing will! This is the only good gerbil book! Worth the money!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.