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2010-05-10 02:59:00

GIBRALTAR, May 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Would you bet money on a gerbil? Pets can do extraordinary things: save a small boy from the mouth of a giant cougar; rescue residents from a burning apartment; or win a casino jackpot. Animals continue to astonish us with their sixth sense. Tabby, one such cat, saved his 7-month-pregnant owner, Ashley, from catastrophe last month. The 13-year-old cat oddly started jumping around the room like a young teen. Suspecting something was wrong,...

2008-12-08 10:30:36

A Florida man says serving as Santa Claus for pets of various species during the holiday season is a very messy job. Bob Hutchinson said while he has been dressing up as the Christmas character for five years to take part in the Key Largo School's Pets & Pina Coladas fundraiser, it is not always the ideal position, The Miami Herald said Monday. ''I've been peed on by dogs, pooped on by birds,'' Hutchinson said. "But pets still are way easier than kids.'' Hutchinson's position isn't made...

2008-08-01 06:00:19

By Anne Flippin Looking for a Web site with lots of pictures and videos of precious creatures? Try cuteoverload.com. We're talking kittens, puppies, gerbils, hamsters, chinchillas, baby panda bears, prairie dogs, hedgehogs, bunnies and anything else adorable, be it furry or not. If you're having a stress-filled day, take a moment, click on the link, breathe deeply and drink in the cute. It's difficult to be angry when looking at the little fluffy bun-buns. * A project to "accelerate the...


Latest Gerbils Reference Libraries

Sand Rat, Psammomys obesus
2012-06-20 16:14:18

The sand rat (Psammomys obesus), also known as the fat sand rat, is found in North Africa, as well as the Middle East. Its range extended from Mauritania to the Arabian Peninsula. It prefers habitats within sandy deserts, but it can be found within saline marsh areas and areas with rocky ground. It will burrow under vegetation like saltbushes, where rats can often be found foraging. There are many medical uses for the sand rat. Because of their tendency to get diabetes mellitus when fed a...

Fat-tailed Gerbil, Pachyuromys duprasi
2012-06-20 16:00:25

The fat-tailed gerbil (Pachyuromys duprasi) is also known as the duprasi gerbil, fat-tailed rat, fat-tailed jird, beer mat gerbil, and has many other non-English names. It is native to the northern Sahara, including Algeria, Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia. It prefers habitats within rocky deserts and areas with little vegetation. Wild individuals will dig burrows within firm, sandy soil at a depth of around 3.2 feet. The fat-tailed gerbil can reach an average of four inches in length, making it...

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2006-12-13 15:52:45

A gerbil is a small mammal of the order Rodentia. Once known simply as "desert rats", the gerbil subfamily includes about 110 species of African, Indian, and Asian rodents. These include sand rats and jirds, all of which are adapted to dry habitats. Most are primarily daily, and almost all are omnivorous. One Mongolian species, Meriones unguiculatus, also known as the Clawed Jird, is a gentle and hardy animal that has become a popular pet. It was first brought to the United States in...

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