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Welcome to the eGerbil community!

agfrpagethumbb.pngeGerbil offers a wealth of information and photo galleries to help you learn more about these fascinating little pet rodents.

We have detailed articles on gerbil care, gerbil health, gerbil diet, gerbil behaviour, gerbil housing, gerbil breeding, gerbil genetics & biology, and of course our gerbil coat colour reference guide has been updated yet again with even more gerbil coat colour varieties added. In addition to this there is the new coat structure reference guide which covers in depth the known hair mutations such as hairless, rexoid and waved coats in the Mongolian gerbil and other domestic species.

Gerbils: Chimeras & Mosaics

chimerapromo.jpgOn rare occasions, a coat colouring can grab the attention of the gerbil community and usually these coats with their unusual markings involve mosaicism or chimerism. These animals are usually bi-coloured or tri-coloured when combined with Spotting.  Significantly, their markings are usually distinct and their coat patterns are unlike those seen in all other white marked gerbils.

Gerbil Coat Colour Guides Updated

colourguidepromos.jpgFour more of the coat colour reference guides have now been updated and are available both to members and non-members  The guides have many new photographs added and their coat genetics have been updated to reflect the addition of the Underwhite locus and the new Underwhite mutation.

Coat colours include; Golden Agouti, Black, Grey Agouti, Slate, Argente Golden, Lilac

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Feb
27

Gerbil Eye Pustules

Tag: eye, gerbil, pustule, spots

It's recently been brought to our attention that there is a health issue in the lines from Poland, which migrated to the Czech Republic and is now appearing in the UK and Germany.

After having repeatedly requested any sort of history of the gerbils brought from the continent, in all honestly it comes as little surprise that something else beyond the paralysis and epilepsy in the lines has popped up.

From what we can gather it's been known for a while now that some gerbils are suffering from spots around the eyes, this is in all lines and not contained to only wavy lines.

I will not rant too much about husbandry or morals when knowing there are health issues but instead try to stick to experience and try to properly document what's happening here.

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Feb
26

The true meaning of Meriones unguiculatus: The Mongolian Gerbil

 Gerbils, jirds and in fact all species on earth are designated a two-part Latin name to identify them. This system of classifying animals is known as 'binomial nomenclature'. These names are useful but also important too because they allow people around the world, no matter what language they speak, to write and communicate to others about any particular species. In theory, every name given is unique to that animal. The scientific name designated to each animal also give clues as to what their relationships are to other animals. The name of each species is given a generic name and also a specific name. The generic name tells us what genus they come from. Some genera only have one species but the vast majority of them have many.

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Feb
12

2012 Mid Atlantic Pet Expo Gerbil Show, Timonium MD

Tag: AGS, Gerbil Show

The 2012 MidAtlantic Gerbil Show The show was held on January 28, 2012 at the World of Pets Expo in Timonium, Maryland.

This show concluded the end of my training to become an AGS Official Judge. I thoroughly enjoyed working with the other judges and found them to be very informative and knowledgeable.

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