Gerbil Babies October 31, 2012Posted by bsciencecenter in Science, Science Center.
Tags: animals, gerbils, Miss Pavlicek
One of the most popular classroom pets throughout the Burlington elementary schools are gerbils. Gerbils are a member of the rodent family and found throughout Mongolia in the wild.
Our gerbils come from Libby Hannah (“The Gerbil Lady”) of the Shawsheen River Gerbil Rescue. Check out her website: http://www.shawsheenrivergerbils.com/
This week, Libby brought us a mother gerbil with week old babies. Gerbils have an average of 4-7 babies in a litter. Gerbils are born naked and blind. Their eyes open at about 2 weeks old and they are weaned (able to survive on their own) at 4 weeks of age. What an exciting opportunity to watch a mammal grow right before our eyes!