August 26th, 2016
Hello gerbil lovers! We would like to introduce you to our newest breeding male, Bosco! Bosco is a beautiful burmese male and he's incredibly friendly! He came from Shooting Star Gerbils and placed highly in the 2016 Florida American Gerbil Society Show! Here are some adorable pictures of Bosco :)
November 15, 2015
Hello everyone! While you may have seen pictures of Kohala on our blog or social media pages, we wanted to give her a formal introduction. Kohala is pied silver nutmeg born on April 26, 2015. We've had her since August, and she came from another wonderful gerbil breeder, Gerbil Gems! She's the mother of our most recent litter, born in October of 2015. So welcome to our ohana (means family in Hawaiian), Kohala!
November 8th, 2015
Hello! Today I wanted to answer a frequently asked question: are toilet paper roles good to give gerbils (or any rodent). The short answer is no, and I'll explain why. Gerbils are fragile little creatures who can easily pick up a human virus. These adorable little buggers can easily catch a cold purely from a sick person breathing on them. So while toilet paper roles are a fun toy for them to chew, the bacteria on the roles could potentially be harmful to the pups. Instead, I recommend giving rodents paper towel roles and empty tissue boxes (with the plastic removed). The glue on the paper towel roles is not harmful for the gerbil - the proof being that we use them when we eat! Of course, if you have a paper towel role with an excess amount of glue it would be best to just throw that one away and save the less contaminated roles for the gerbils. So I hope this answers any questions you may have! Have a wonderful November! :)
October 19th, 2015
Hello! Here is Niblet with his award from the 2015 American Gerbil Society Virtual Show. He took 1st place in the Breed Class: Senior. Enjoy!
October 12, 2015
As the previous blog post mentions, we have some very exciting results from the American Gerbil Society Virtual Show! Here is a picture of Kohala's 3rd place ribbon in the Spot: Self Breed Class. Enjoy!
October 11th, 2O15
Congratulations to Kohala, Niblet, and Rowdy on their 2015 American Gerbil Society Virtual show placings! We have listed below the results:
Pet Class - Candid: 2nd place
Spot: Self - Breed Class: 3rd place
Pet Class - Candid: 3rd place
Pet Class - Pups & Family Life: 1st place tie
Pet Class - Pups & Family Life: 1st place tie
* multiple photos of Rowdy were submitted for the pet class. His two photos tied for first place in the Pups & Family life category.
Breed Class - Senior: 1st place
July 30, 2015
Hello gerbil lovers! Ohana Gerbils has just created its first Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr account. Please follows us to see exclusive gerbil pictures and find some great information. You can also check our Pinterest and Google+ account to see more adorable gerbil photos!
July 4th, 2015 - Bonus Tip
Good morning Gerbil Lovers! Happy 4th of July! Hope everyone is having an amazing day! We have many beautifully colored gerbils in our upcoming litters, and we want you to be able to correctly identify these colors. Today's blog post is on the difference between a slate and a black. A black gerbil will have a shiny black coat with no visible white hairs. Both black and slate gerbils will have black almond shaped eyes and black toenails. A slate gerbil will have greyish fur that is normally very dark. It is very easy to identify black and slate gerbils. You can use the following pictures as a guide!
The first picture shows a black gerbil on the left and a slate on the right. The second picture (middle) shows a spotted black gerbil. The third photo (right) shows a spotted slate gerbil. Hope this helps!
June 28, 2015,
Hello! Today's bonus tip applies to anyone who has active rodents. When powerful creatures run on their wheel, it often tips over and traps them underneath the plastic bulb. This could leave your gerbil without any food or water for long periods of time. A fallen wheel could also crash down onto the little gerbil and either severely hurt them or even break their neck. A very cheap and proactive solution to this problem is to place a clean rock underneath the wheel stand. This weighs down the stand enough so that the wheel is less likely to fall over.
June 10, 2015
Hello Gerbil Lovers! I am very excited to report that we will be having another litter in November that are available for purchase. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information on our new litter. With a small downpayment, you can reserve a gerbil(s) from our upcoming litter. We will be keeping up updated over the summer with tons of pup pictures and more interesting tips.