Saturday, November 24, 2007

Gerbil Watch: Day Five

Finally! Evidence that they are drinking!

I was worried because in the email about gerbil care from my friend, the water bottle took a whole paragraph. And two in-person demonstrations. Apparently there's an air bubble danger.

I've been checking to make sure the water level in the bottle has been going down, and it has, but just a teeny bit. Maybe gerbils just don't drink very much. So I'm very happy that at least one of them is staying hydrated.


  1. Don't worry! Gerbils are desert-dwellers and they have evolved to survive on very little water. So it's okay if they don't drink very much.

  2. And really? One drop of water is as big as one of their feet. It's all relative.

  3. Thank you both very much. I also got an email from my friend, who has been following her gerbils' progress. And she gave me similar information. Phew!

  4. I had many gerbils as a kid... they're very resilient! On another note, I tagged you for a meme. Play only if you'd like!


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