Gerbils and Jirds
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Gerbils and Jirds by Brian Leiper

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Published by Hyperion Books .
Written in English


  • Rabbits & rodents as pets,
  • Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs, Etc.,
  • Pets

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11572640M
ISBN 100946873941
ISBN 109780946873944

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Mongolian gerbils or jirds are rodent members of the class Mammalia, order Rodentia, and family Muridae. Gerbils were first bred and used as laboratory animals. Gerbils are omnivores, with nutritional maintenance requirements as listed in a : Elke Scheibler, Eva Waiblinger. Gerbils and Jirds By Brian Leiper. Brian Leiper, currently Chairman of the National Gerbil Society, has kept gerbils for over 2 decades. He has published several papers on gerbil colour genetics in partnership with the late Roy Robinson. The book covers briefly, but .   Book Overview A complete practical guide to pet-keeping, covering all aspects of choosing and caring for kittens and cats, puppies and dogs, and popular small mammals. It includes rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils and jirds, chinchillas, rats and mice - plus birds, herptiles, invertebrates and fish. How to Look After Your Small Pets: An Owner's Guide to Caring for Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Gerbils and Jirds, Chinchillas, Rats, Mice, Birds and Fish How to Look After Your: : David Alderton: Books.

Overview. All Jirds are gerbils, but not all gerbils are Jirds - the mongolian gerbil for example, is also known as the clawed Jird and has the furred feet, ears and tail that help identify this. Gerbils are related to mice and rats, and more distantly, squirrel-like rodents. Almost all are omnivorous and salthough most diurnal, and active.   Since the last edition of Diseases of Small Domestic Rodents, two more rodents have been added to this book and become favourites among pet owners – the degu and the jird. As well as two new chapters on jirds and degus, this book has been fully revised and updated to reflect current developments in the treatment and knowledge of diseases in. Buy Gerbils and Jirds by Brian Leiper (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Rare Gerbil and Jird Group has members. Dedicated to the more rarerly kept species of Gerbil and Jirds - ie Duprasi, Bushy Tailed Jirds, Persian.

The Mongolian gerbil is one of 13 similar species of gerbils and jirds of the genus Meriones distributed in North Africa, the Middle East, and central and eastern Asia (Corbet, ). The name gerbil is also applied to other genera in the subfamily Gerbillinae. A gerbil is a small mammal of the subfamily Gerbillinae in the order Rodentia. Once known as desert rats, the gerbil subfamily includes about species of African, Indian, and Asian rodents, including sand rats and jirds, all of which are adapted to arid habitats. Most are primarily active during the day, making them diurnal, and almost all are omnivorous. Gerbils are related to mice and rats; they all Class: Mammalia. Qumsiyeh (, pp. ) says jirds in Israel and Jordan are in many respects morphologically intermediate. There, and in other regions where libycus and shawi occur together, the former is the more inland form (shawi ’srange is Mediterranean littoral). In group one are the gerbil species known as Naked-sole and Southern pygmy gerbils, and these live south of the Sahara desert. Group two is known as Northern pygmy gerbils, and this group of species tends to live in the regions of North Africa and the Middle East. The third group, the Jirds tend to live around Central Asia.