I have not bred gerbils myself, but I have read a lot of posts in different forums about it. I think the mom should be okay on her own, without the father to help. I take it your main concern is that they will have a second litter if the father remains with the mother?
You could always match Dad with some male pups when they are ready to leave the nest.
Post by Die Fledermaus on Mar 19, 2004 23:43:36 GMT -4
One thing about breeding. I have two lovely females, Crystal and Chrissie. I would have bred them, but was told I would have to permanetly separate them. So, I passed on that idea. They stay together; I can't imagine one sister without the other. (Chrissie has turned into a bit of a biter, but I still love her).
I left the male with Nibbles until the baby boys were able to do with out the mother about 6 weeks and took him out before we had more kept an eye on him for sure . now they are separated and I feel terrible because I know Nibbles and Skittles wants to be together. I would have to get him nutered to be able to do that. NIbbles isn't really to old yet but I think after 3 litters thats enough. Personally I think the mother needs help and Skittles was a good daddy And Nemo I left noodles in untill the same time but what I also did I would take out the babies for awhile to give her a break, about 10 minutes I think it was