FILED UNDER: Gerbils, Love, Me

Say hello to my newly adopted girls, Lily and Ruby.

Their gorgeous little pod / nesting house is actually a ceramic hanging utensil holder called ASKER from IKEA. I got the idea from the lovely Anna at Door Sixteen.

The little egg shaped dishes are Norrora, from Ikea also. I couldn’t find them on the website, but they’re soap dishes coincidently made of the same material as Asker. Of course, gerbils bury their food so the pretty bowls are piled under bedding now, haha.

Since taking the first two pictures, I’ve added another little piece of furniture to their house: a white ceramic oil burner (of the exact same finish as the rest; these gerbils’ room matches better than mine!) that I got as a holiday set from Method a few years ago. I have two, and luckily this one hadn’t even been used yet. It stands up properly, has a dish on top for holding food / seeds / treats, and has a tunnel for them to run through / hide in underneath.

And here I am looking like a total nerd with Lily. Ruby has been extremely shy lately for some reason, where as the first two days it was she who was the brave one.

Oh yeah, Ruby is the dark grey one running around through the oil burner. And Lily, who’s a shade or two lighter—she’s in the back being sleepy / camera shy.

July 2, 2010 at 4:23 pm

OMGGGGGGGGG!!! I just clicked over here from my blog, and this is the greeting I get. :) :)

You have no idea how much I LOVE gerbils. They are rad little dudes.

July 2, 2010 at 4:38 pm

AHHHH I KNOW RIGHT? They are such a perfect small pets. Other than being noisy at night sometimes, they’re just great.

PS: They absolutely LOVE their ASKER house. Thanks for the idea! :D

December 6, 2010 at 3:47 am

OMG, your babies are absolutely adorable! i LOVE gerbils (and rodents in general… i’ve got three dwarf hamsters myself). glad to see you gave them a swanky pad. :) i might have to use the oil burner idea for my next habitat!

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