"DANIEL OLIVER" wrote in message
>> Stay informed about: Not sure what killed my gerbil.
> I had my gerbil put down Monday, but I'm not totally sure what finished
> He was fine the previous day, but that day I noticed he looked awfully
> straggly, both his eyes were closed and he was reluctant to move. When he
> did he 'bumbled' around without much coordination, at one point falling of
> one of the ledges in his tank rather than jumping down as he usually
> The vet couldn't tell me what was wrong, but she did remark that he was
> and de-hydrated. He never went without water, or food. He was almost three
> years old. I appreciate he was getting old, but the deterioration was so
> quick (i.e overnight) it left me baffled.
> any ideas what caused it? somebody mentioned stroke, but he didn't seem
> paralysed down one side.
stroke doens't always result in the sterotypical paralysis of one half of
the body. it could have been a minor stroke that affected certain systems
of his body causing the other problems, could have been a lot of t hings..
sorry for your loss.