Posted by: Mark | August 8, 2015

More Gerbils

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Somewhere in the back of my mind, I knew that female gerbils are most fertile immediately after giving birth* but that fact didn’t make its way to my consciousness until earlier today when we discovered four new babies.

Considering the last litter started at five and is now down to two, and that the older babies are still nursing, I don’t know how many, if any, of this batch will survive.

It strongly suggests that in three weeks, this could happen again.

*Without wide skulls, for gerbils (and most other animals), giving birth isn’t the traumatic experience as it is in humans.


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