Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Meet Pikachu and Marvin!

I have nothing to disclose.

 Yes, I'm still here! Mike's hours have been shifted around this past week, so he had 5 days off in a row so needless to say I wasn't on the computer that much. I have a bunch of manicures to share with you, but first.. here's the new addition to my family!

Meet my new gerbils, Pikachu and Marvin! (Yes, I really did name my gerbil Pikachu.. I know, I'm a dork.)

They are both male, and according to the little sign at the pet store, they were born on September 30th so they're about 7.5 weeks old.

Marvin is, I believe, an Agouti color type, which is the wild color type. Basically, he's brown :P Poor Marvin looks to have broken the tip of his tail at some point in time before we got him. It doesn't move quite right, but it doesn't seem to bother him.

Pikachu I believe is a Light Dark Eyed Honey color type. His coat is a really pretty peachy cream color, with a white belly and white around his ears and eyes. His nose is darker color and the tips of his fur are ticked.

This is their home! I got a ten gallon tank and a caged tank topper from FleetFarm, plus a water bottle and some timothy hay treats all for under $60. Then I got home and discovered the cage came with a little food dish which I won't be using because it's plastic, and a water bottle. So now I have a spare water bottle. If you've ever had gerbils before, you'll know... no, their tank no longer looks like this! They destroyed the hammocks and toys I made for them pretty quickly.

I'm really excited to welcome these little guys to my home. I'm sure you'll be seeing more of them in the future :)


  1. They are so adorable!!! Pikachu is a great name! :p

  2. Ohhh they are SO cute! That first picture is really adorable, gerbil styyyllleeee :-p It looks like a great cage you got them, I wish I'd had bars on top of the glass section of my cage.

    They destroy EVERYTHING. That's why it's so smart to have free toys made of toilet paper rolls and stuff, because it won't survive anyways. I was just looking at that hammock, and wondering how you did that! It looks really comfy, but I guess they're not as appreciative of it as my ratties.

    1. I'll just talk to you about the hammock on facebook later, it's easier :P

      yeah, you know me.. had to go the cheapest but easiest route. it doesn't make sense to buy them a bunch of crap they're just going to destroy. they're perfectly happy with stuff from around the house.