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02-10-2007, 01:51 PM
Noticed my local pet shop were selling something called gerbrezzis, which they claim are a cross between a hamster and a gerbil. They look a bit like a giant winter white but with a long tail with a fat bit at the end, The notice said that they store water in their tail. Just wondering if anyone else has come across these or knows anymore about them?

02-10-2007, 03:26 PM
I have never heard anything about them. I have a gerbil and she is a great pet.... I wasn't able to find anything about them online. Mabe you should call the petstore and ask about them because I'm currious to find out more!!!

02-10-2007, 06:23 PM
Those would be fat tailed gerbils, and no they are not a cross between a gerbil and a hamster. :rolleyes: ;) Grrr, pet stores are so stupid sometimes!!! I used to have a few as a pet. They are awfully cute little things, though they are pretty rare. It's hard to find them in pet shops. You do need to have a USDA permit for exotics in order to sell them though. If the store does not have a class C permit they are in violation of the law. Not to mention they are false advertising. You think they would do some research first. :mad:

Here's a link. :)


They actually have two at the shop here right now. I might go get one. :D

02-11-2007, 08:09 PM
I love fat-tailed gerbils.They are so cute.I have never seen them in person.

02-12-2007, 04:06 AM
Thanks for the link.

02-12-2007, 04:08 AM
By the way - how do you spell it? Can't remember whether it was gerprezzi or gerbrezzi now.

02-12-2007, 08:26 AM
I think it is spelled Duprasi.

02-12-2007, 03:57 PM
AWWW they are cute... Thanks for the link!!! ((P.S. cute baby!!))

02-17-2007, 05:15 AM
I think it is spelled Duprasi.

You are absolutely right zippy. Believe it or not they had spelt it totally wrong in the pet shop and said they were a gerbil/hamster cross! Just shows they know nothing about what they are selling!! :rolleyes: All information much appreciated. Thanks. :)

03-08-2007, 08:01 PM
Those are the cutest things ever! I want one now..... :D