He is not dehydrated and has stopped periodically to eat, poop, pee, and drink.

He is not dehydrated and has stopped periodically to eat, poop, pee, and drink.

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Kelly Furgason
5 years ago

Hello,Doubtful that it is plastic poisoning. Most rodents chew, they don’t usually ingest the plastic though. Is he in a hot location? Gerbils are native to desert , but you also should not put the gerbil cage near the window or sun because in a small tank they can easily overheat if it’s in direct sunlight. Some rodents do sleep with the eyes partially open or open all the way,,I don’t know why they do it, but it is pretty common. They are nocturnal, so sleeping during the day is the norm for these guys. Is he active at night?… Read more »

Kelly Furgason
5 years ago

HI Matilda, If something is out of the ordinary for your gerbil, a trip to the vet is in order. Good luck!!