||Three months old|
||Argente Cream Gerbil|
||Long Island, New York, USA|
little Stephanie is special to me because she was the only gerbil
in a litter of six that was not agoutie. She was also very much
smaller than any other pup, and I wasn't sure if she was going to
make it. Because of this, I spent more time playing with her and
handling her that she is so tame she sometimes falls asleep in my
lap. That's pretty uncommon for a gerbil! Stephanie most likely takes
after her small mom.
Stephanie likes to play with my parakeet's toys believe it or not!
She'll spend hours playing with the bells attached to the bottoms of
the wooden toys. She also likes to try to escape from her cage a lot
- but she hasn't been successful yet. She used to spend a lot of time
out of her cage when she was little and her bites didn't hurt. Now
that shes bigger, it not that much different, but I have to be
careful around her mouth! Gerbil bites are painful! :*(
An agoutie gerbil is the most common type of gerbil. It's the
brownish color you see all the time in pet stores. An argente gerbil
is not as common, though it can sometimes be found in pet stores as
well. Stephanie is an argente cream, which is a very rare and
beautiful color. An argente (golden) and an argente cream are very
closely related, and when pups (baby gerbils) of this type are born
its hard to tell what kind they are until they get older.
Find out how your pet
could be Pet of the Day.