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Toby Celebrates Another Birthday

04 May

Toby at three years, eight months

Toby at three years, eight months

Isn’t this a handsome fellow? A handsome fellow who just turned three years, eight months old yesterday?? :)

Happy birthday, Toby!!!

 

Marco & Polo are now 2 years old!

17 Apr
Marco the gerbil at 2 years old

Marco the gerbil at 2 years old

Polo the gerbil at 2 years old

Polo the gerbil at 2 years old

Marco and Polo just turned two years old a little over a week ago.

They’re both doing great!

I wanted to share a couple photos I took of them last weekend. I couldn’t get them to pose together, but I did get a couple of nice photos of them separately. :)

Marco and Polo have always had the nicest, softest fur, and it’s stayed that way, even as they’ve entered middle age.

A bit of a side note here, but I would like to give Marco and Polo something new and fun for their tank.

Maybe someone here has a great idea for a new way to spruce up their tank a bit?

They’re having a blast burrowing in Eco-Bedding, playing with chew toys, and destroying cardboard.

I’d just like to find something new that they haven’t had before.

Anyone have a new, fun (and safe) idea for something I could add to their tank?

 

Happy Birthday, Cassie!

28 Mar
Cassie enjoys some plain popcorn as a special birthday treat

Cassie enjoys some plain popcorn as a special birthday treat

Last weekend, Cassie celebrated her first birthday!

I believe in gerbil years, this puts her right about in her 30s. It seems like she was a pup just yesterday!

Cassie celebrated with some plain, unflavored, unsalted popcorn. We don’t make a habit of this, but it is a fun and safe treat for rare occasions, such as birthdays. :)

Although Cassie enjoyed her popcorn, she was much more intrigued by how much attention she was getting. And she has learned that when she gets attention, there’s a good chance she’ll get time outside of the tank.

Cassie enjoys playtime outside her tank for her birthday!

Cassie enjoys playtime outside her tank for her birthday!

Cassie wasn’t disappointed. The second part of her birthday gift was some time out of the tank, which you can see to the right.

Jason also made her a birthday cake out of cardboard, but we haven’t figured out a way to fit that in her tank yet. It’s awfully tall. We’ll figure something out, though. :-D

 

Toby Is Over 3 1/2 Years Old!

28 Mar
Toby at over 3 1/2 years old

Toby at over 3 1/2 years old

In my last post, I reported on our sad news about Gobo, so in this post, I wanted to share some happy news. Toby turned 3 1/2 years old earlier this month!

You may remember that Toby had surgery in September to remove a scent-gland tumor. He was over three years old at the time, and he’s made it another half a year since then. It’s a great testament to what a difference veterinary care can make!

When gerbils hit this age, you never know how much time you have left, so we’re enjoying every day that we have with Toby! As you can see from the photo above that I took last weekend, Toby’s still bright-eyed and active. He also just keeps getting sweeter and friendlier with age. :)