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Describe epileptic seizures in gerbils

Congenital condition, can be caused by sensory stimulation, severity May range from dazed appearance with ear and whisker twitching to full blown convulsions

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What is neoplasia in gerbils?

Ovarian and skin tumors

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What are five common medical problems in gerbils?

Epileptic seizures, tux zeta disease, age related kidney and heart disease, neoplasia, facial eczema

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Where can be gerbils found?

mongolia

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what are gerbils aka?

sand rats

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what is tail slip?

if picke dup by the tail, skin begins to slough off

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where are the gerbils sebacious glands?

ventral abdominal

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do gerbils incisors continuously grow?

yes

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what is the dental formula for gerbils?

2(i1/1 c0/0 p0/0 m3/3)

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what is gerbil behavior/

clean, friendly, curous, and quiet

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can gerbils live harmoniously with other gerbils?

yes

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what is the gerbils mating behavior?

monogomous

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what will gerbils do to warn of danger?

stand up and drum their legs

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what is facial eczema?

sore nose, nasal dermatitis, alopecia of skin around nares caused by harderian gland secretions

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what is tyzzer's disease?

caused by clostridium piliforme infection, causes diarrhea, depression, dehydration, sudden death