Our gerbils, for some reason, decided to commit dual suicide or something. We've had them for a couple of months, they were siblings and raised together, they've been together the entire time they were at the pet store and at our home. They have gotten along fine...
Yesterday, we heard awful screeching sounds, so me and Brandon ran to see what was wrong with the gerbils. They were fighting like crazy, and I had no clue what to do. It only lasted a couple of minutes...one was dead right then and the other died about 15 minutes later.
They had two food bowls, lots of toys, two houses, they've been living peacefully, so I'm so confused why they would fight all of a sudden.
Of course, Brandon was having a fit. We ended up driving the hour up to Petsmart and getting them a hamster (only 1 this time - lol). So, we are now have a beautiful long, haired blonde hamster the boys named Boomer.
Hopefully it'll have a better fate than Tex and Rex, but it's no where near as sweet as they were. Boomer doesn't bite, but he tries to escape. Tex and Rex would let you hold them and not even care. Hopefully that'll get better with Boomer with time though.
Here's a couple of not so good pics of the little guy. :)