(1996 - 1998)
Taffy was a standard brown gerbil and Licorice was a solid black gerbil. Unfortunately Licorice was not a healthy gerbil and he died about a month after we adopted him. Single gerbils require a lot of human attention and interaction, so Taffy was the only gerbil which we hand tamed. She was taken out of her tank on a daily basis and handled. She was also taught to come to the sound of a clicker and would roam around the Library in her exercise ball accompanied by a clicker and peanut packing staff member. She seemed to enjoy taking the elevator a lot.