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    introducing R2D2



    my newest critters R2 and D2 are 5 wk old steppe lemmings, we almost imported some from europe ourselves with our gerbils, but decended against it as they are not very hardy..but when a breeding pair stayed with us for a day 5 months ago..we couldnt help ourselves! it took so long because it was a trade off agreement, the breeder offered us 2 Steppe Lemmings in exchange for 2 Gerbils(with at least one being Siamese), so we had to wait until that was an option lol.

    R2 and D2 are so cute and so funny to play with a watch, you stick you hand in the cage and they leap on and run up your arm like "hey! how ya doin, lets play!"
    Shayna
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    Misty-10 year old BC Happy-12 year old BC Electra-6 year old Toller Rusty- 9 year old JRT X Gem and Gypsy- 10 month ACD X's Toivo-8 year old pearl 'Tiel Marley- 3 year old whiteface Cinnamon pearl 'Tiel Jenny- the rescue bunny Peepers the Dwarf Hotot Miami- T. Marcianus

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    We have never even heard of a pet lemming! What are they like?
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    Steppe Lemmings are not actually lemmings, they are Voles. they are tiny..the reccomended tank size is 10-15 gallons for a colony of 3-8! they eat budgie seed or degu food, and low sugar veggies, and their bedding is mostly hay with a thin layer of wood chips. Steppe Lemmings cannot jump up, so unless you need to keep something out, they do not need a lid of their tank. they are super curious, and diurnal, and noted for being extremly easy to tame. they MUST be kept in a tank, under no circumstances can they be in a cage that is barred anywhere as they are very small and can squeeze their little bodies flat allowing them to walk right through a barred cage! they are not known to be very bright, but they are are funny, friendly and curious! they LOVE to climb up on stuff, but you just have to make sure the fall wont be very far because..as I said they are not to bright..they will fall off of anything they climb up lol
    Shayna
    Mom to:
    Misty-10 year old BC Happy-12 year old BC Electra-6 year old Toller Rusty- 9 year old JRT X Gem and Gypsy- 10 month ACD X's Toivo-8 year old pearl 'Tiel Marley- 3 year old whiteface Cinnamon pearl 'Tiel Jenny- the rescue bunny Peepers the Dwarf Hotot Miami- T. Marcianus

    "sister" to:

    Perky-13 year old mix Ripley-11 year old mix

    and the Prairie Clan Gerbils

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    R2 and D2 are adorable!!!
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    They look a lot bigger in your hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TamanduaGirl View Post
    They look a lot bigger in your hand.
    I thought they looked pretty big, too! Seriously ... three to eight of those critters in a ten to fifteen gallon tank??

    They are indeed cute.
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    Oh my goodness those are adorable! How old are they?

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    these boys are 5 weeks old

    here you can see size..that is the 15 gallon tank, can you find R2 by the water bottle? lol
    Shayna
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    Misty-10 year old BC Happy-12 year old BC Electra-6 year old Toller Rusty- 9 year old JRT X Gem and Gypsy- 10 month ACD X's Toivo-8 year old pearl 'Tiel Marley- 3 year old whiteface Cinnamon pearl 'Tiel Jenny- the rescue bunny Peepers the Dwarf Hotot Miami- T. Marcianus

    "sister" to:

    Perky-13 year old mix Ripley-11 year old mix

    and the Prairie Clan Gerbils

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    Quote Originally Posted by TamanduaGirl View Post
    They look a lot bigger in your hand.
    I thought the same thing until I looked at my hand and imagined two little guys sitting there. Then they didn't seem so big to me

    They are CUTE!! I love the black stripe on their backs!

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    I have very dainty, girlie hands! one of my gerbils will fill my hand(averaging 60gms), both the Steppe Lemmings combined barly fill my palm lol
    Shayna
    Mom to:
    Misty-10 year old BC Happy-12 year old BC Electra-6 year old Toller Rusty- 9 year old JRT X Gem and Gypsy- 10 month ACD X's Toivo-8 year old pearl 'Tiel Marley- 3 year old whiteface Cinnamon pearl 'Tiel Jenny- the rescue bunny Peepers the Dwarf Hotot Miami- T. Marcianus

    "sister" to:

    Perky-13 year old mix Ripley-11 year old mix

    and the Prairie Clan Gerbils

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    They are absolutely adorable!!!!!

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    They are Precious & Such Cutie Pies.. Now how do you tell them apart?? They look the same to me..

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    they are identical, we tell them apat by temperment, R2 is very bold and dominant, he is the first to do everything, D2 is very submissive, he is never out on his own, only with R2, and when together,D2 is always slightly behind. that is actually why there is 2 water bottle in the tank, because R2 is so dominant that if we dont have 2 of every resource, D2 wont be able to get near anything. apperently this behaviour is normal lol
    Shayna
    Mom to:
    Misty-10 year old BC Happy-12 year old BC Electra-6 year old Toller Rusty- 9 year old JRT X Gem and Gypsy- 10 month ACD X's Toivo-8 year old pearl 'Tiel Marley- 3 year old whiteface Cinnamon pearl 'Tiel Jenny- the rescue bunny Peepers the Dwarf Hotot Miami- T. Marcianus

    "sister" to:

    Perky-13 year old mix Ripley-11 year old mix

    and the Prairie Clan Gerbils

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    adorable

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