Baby Beans! (Week 5 and Day 0)
Well, the gerbils have reached 5 weeks of age, and the next stage was to separate the boys and the girls (I do not need a third litter). This became even more pressing when I took a look at Gobby, who looked ready to pop in a couple of days. All I can say is that I have some close timing. I split the gerbils up last night (and I really hope I did it right) and woke up this morning to find Gobby giving birth. Again.
I actually feel really bad about splitting up Hobby and Gobby. I know I don't want a third litter. I didn't want any
litters, but they always made a cute, caring couple. During the first birth, sure, Hobby was actively interested in planting the next litter, but...