Couple creates art gallery for gerbils during quarantine, complete with rodent-inspired paintings

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Some people are quarantine baking. Others are quarantine fashionistas.

But for one couple, being stuck inside for days on end means it’s time to build a tiny art gallery for their gerbils.

A Redditor and her boyfriend, who she said “works in a museum,” “spent the whole day setting up an art gallery for our gerbil.”

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The user, who goes by Mariannabe on the popular forum website, shared that the gallery – complete with rodent-themed artwork – came to fruition on “day 14” of quarantine.

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The original post, which seems to show one of the couple’s gerbils seeming to admire a Mona Lisa-inspired piece of artwork in the museum, racked up 136K views and amassed many positive comments.

“This is fantastic! I’m glad someone gets to visit a museum,” one person commented.

“I would love greeting card versions of the Great Gerbils of Art. I would totally buy a set,” another person wrote.

“SIR! PLEASE STAND BACK!!” one person joked about the gerbils handling the artwork.

“Love the Mousa Lisa,” one person punned.

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“The Klimt is magnificent,” one person admired of “The Kiss”-inspired painting.

The interest in how the gerbils received the incredibly detailed museum was so great that Mariannabe followed up her original post “as promised” with a video she claimed was of the couple’s gerbils scampering about the art gallery – and chewing on items, despite the clear instructions “please don’t chew.”

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The follow-up post was shared Monday afternoon, also receiving praise from the Reddit community.