Breeding planned for Mid March 2023
If you are interested in adopting an available gerbil or getting on a waiting list for an upcoming litter, please send me an e-mail letting me know what gerbils/litter you are interested in. I will get back to you with a few questions to help me better gauge what you are looking for and to ensure that you are prepared for your new pets.
If you are approved to adopt and are interested in a currently available gerbil, we can then go ahead and set up a date and time for you to come pick up your new pet(s).
If you are approved to adopt and are interested in an upcoming or not yet available litter, you will be placed on a wait list. You can ask to be removed at any time. There is no deposit required to be placed on the wait list. Being on the list does not guarantee you pups, as I often have more people on my waiting list than pups to go around. You are welcome to inquire as to your place on the list at any time. Please keep in mind that many people do drop off of the waiting list by the time pups are ready to go home, so do not be discouraged if you are low on the list early on.
Once pups are nearly old enough to leave mom, adopters will be contacted to set up a time to pick their pups in the order that they are on the wait list. Please respond promptly or your turn may be skipped. Pups are picked in person when you come to adopt. I can send you photos and information on who is still available before you come. If you are not interested in the pups that remain when it is your turn to pick you can choose to pass on this litter and remain on the wait list for another litter. If you are further down on the wait list and the litter does not have enough pups for you, you will be automatically moved to the wait list for the next litter. I cannot guarantee any particular color or sex will be available in the litter, so you are welcome to pass if the litter does not have what you are looking for or need.
In some cases, my pups will be paired off prior to adoption. Once this happens, I can no longer rearrange the pairs, so you will be choosing the pair you'd like rather than the two individuals you'd like.
Gerbils are social animals that thrive when kept with a friend. I will not adopt out a gerbil to live by itself. I am happy to adopt out single gerbils to be paired with another single gerbil so long as you can show me that you understand how to introduce them safely. I am happy to teach you how! Otherwise, all of my pups will be adopted out in pairs or, occasionally, trios.
Gerbils need to burrow, it is a major part of their life. For this reason they should be kept in solid walled tanks rather than barred cages. For their welfare I require gerbil pairs to live in at least a 20 gallon long tank and will require proof of their enclosure prior to adoption. Trios will require at least a 40 gallon tank.
Gerbil pups are $15 each, so $30 for a pair.
I encourage all adopters and potential adopters to follow my Facebook page. That is where I will post litter updates so you can follow along on the progress of your potential pups. I would also love to get updates from former adopters!
If you cannot keep your Thelodar gerbils for any reason I am happy to take them back. If you'd prefer to rehome them yourself I am happy to help by advertising on my site or facebook page.