Wysseri's blog


Gerbil Digging Movie

Tag: digging, gerbil

Just testing out my mad skillz: I had a play around making a movie with movie maker, just want to see how it is... Haven't yet worked out how to get rid of the sound without having to put music on it and risk being smited by the copyright gods.





Digging Gerbils

Tag: digging, gerbils

I took these short movies a few weeks ago when I first introduced the girls... I've just added in some more toys to the tank now I am quite certain they are doing well together; then the next step is adding even more susbstrate

After splitting and then moving them into their tank, I tried to add as much substrate from their split tank with a relatively small amount of fresh substrate so not to upset them.



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Clumber Park, again

Tag: clumber, out, park, sherwood

So, last night I had an impromptu visit to Clumber Park again (just south of Worksop, park of the original Sherwood Forest)... Some fool had decided to start a fire in a garden a couple of houses down as it's it's been hot, humid and very close here for the past few days with little to no breeze I could see the smoke billowing past our windows. I had to close them all and at one point I could barely see the houses across the street from us it was so thick.

I have a cold and my throat was already raw and this smoke was just burning my throat constantly so I just had to get away from it (and stop doing my work, an evening wasted!)

So off back home I went to collect my mum and we went to Clumber. Currently it's on late openings during summer and it was such a beautiful evening; very humid though and as my app on my phone told me it was something stupid like 24 at 8pm, which is into the 80's F I believe.

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Newbie Update

Tag: gerbils

They've been home almost a week now, they've settled in very well and already know me and my scent, so handling is generally very easy and that little Kobette is a right 'un. 

As today was nice and sunny (severe weather warnings huh? Yeah, right.) I took some quick snaps of the two girls...

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Meet the Noobs

Tag: gerbils

I recently picked up two new little girls to be introduced to my loner; Skye.

We have a little REH and a Collared Black, both are related to my Gerbils I have here which is a nice little twist of fate; the REH is granddaughter of Lynn one of the Wavy breeder females and neice to some of the Gerbils left here (Lynn is now living with Ed) and the Black is distantly related to Skye, Isi and Hazel.

Pete's decided that the REH is to be called Siena b (said like Sienabee) after the late and very much missed Siena. And the Black is to be called Kobette after the late Kobe.

They coped with the drive back quite well, and initially Kobette was the most inquisitive but this morning; the day after Sienab seems to be the most confident and has quite happily been coming into my hands for a play and doesn't mind me lifting her.

When they first arrived home, just moving them into a temporary tank until they're splt with Skye:

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A Day Out

Tag: clumber park, nottinghamshire

Word of warning... There's quite a few images in this post!

We had a little day out at Clumber Park which is in the most northern part of the ancient Forest of Sherwood  (I previously posted about a visit to Sherwood itself) and I haven’t been since I was in upper sixth-form, so was around 18 and it was a beautiful summer day and we spent most of our time sat on the grass outside the chapel watching over the lake - what more could you ask for?

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