I feel a little bit like my blog has been neglecting the visiting gerbils. Rest assured, I still think they are adorable, even though they now have little mice rivals.
I particularly like that the gerbils spend most of their time cuddled together. One tends to use the other as a pillow. I wonder if the same guy is always the rester and the other is always the restee because in no way can I tell them apart.
I also like that they chew through cardboard immediately when you put it in their cage. Because that, I believe, is what rodents should do. Take notice, mice.
Here is one of the gerbils in a pose that I found particularly adorable and thereby worthy of taking 25 photos of: