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September 21, 2011

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Recon, the Pet of the Day
Name: Recon
Age: One year old
Gender: Male
Kind: Siamese Gerbil
Home: Amesbury, Massachusetts, USA
   Recon is a black Siamese gerbil we got him with his brother Ghost in August 2010. Recon is special because he is very cute! His brother is white so it is easy to tell them apart. The two boys are also naughty because they climb up their water container trying to escape. We give them a dust bath every week and let them run in their ball for some free time. They enjoy it very much!

    Recon's favorite treat is a gerbil granola bar which has seeds, grains and nuts. His favorite thing to do, though, is munch on toilet paper rolls. It takes about five minutes for him to chew through a medium-sized toilet paper roll. We have to ask friends and family for tp rolls because he goes through them so quickly! He will nip if you try to pick him up, but you can pet him without being nipped. He gets along with his brother Ghost - even when they seem like they are fighting he is just playing with his brother.

    We got them at Pet-Smart and when we saw them we knew we should get them. When we were taking them home it felt weird as they were chewing through the cardboard container. Recon is very naughty! Once he chewed up his plastic water bottle and we found him lying in it. We then bought a glass one so he couldn't destroy it. After all, they need their water! But I am sure he will find other things to chew, after all, it's what they do! You can see he is making quick work of this cardboard box. He may be a naughty gerbil sometimes, but we love him very much just the way he is.

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