I am now the proud mommy of my first ever robos! I had to drive over an hour away, from some girl that had an oops litter. They’re names are Rory and Bones. They are still really shy but they are getting used to me, slowly and surely. <3
they are so cute. There is always people around here having oops litters. Lots of people breed on purpose too, without knowing what they are doing. I am not against breeding animals (except cats and dogs) but people just dont know. They get in way over their heads cuz rodents have lots of babies and can breed often. Last batch of dwarf hamsters I took in came from someone who was retireing breeding dwarf hamsters. I got a buttload more hamsters then he said and even got a prego female. They all went to great homes. I do miss them though. Wow ok, i just totally started rambling on your thread lol. Cute hamsters though!!
exactly, people who breed for the sole purpose of “cute babies” shouldnt be breeding. Yes, they are adorable and very sweet, but you need to breed to help the species, be healthier, live longer and such. When I use to breed gerbils I had gerbils living a good 6-7 and a few 8 years old. I thought about breeding gerbils again. Definatly not now, maybe sometime in the future i dunno.
Lately I’ve become fond of taking in unwanted animals. I’m now where near close enough to be able to take in special needs animals but any animals needing homes I just feel so bad for. I nearly took in an aggressive RC dwarf but I was just too busy at the time and taking her in wouldn’t be fair to her. I still wish that I could have though.
Gerbils living to be 8? That’s awesome. My two girls were going strong at the age of three and one day they both passed away in their sleep. I have no idea why but I suspect the batch of food I bought was poisoned as two of my hamsters had a bit of the same mix (since I was out of hamster food) and they passed away and one of my rats had gotten into the gerbil’s food and they passed away soon after too. 🙁