Bostonmagazine – Cats and dogs get all of the glory of participating in fancy pageants and winning prizes for their breed and looks. But now, rodents are getting a chance to strut their stuff during the annual American Gerbil Society show, from May 3-4, 2013, in Bedford, Mass. “American Gerbil Society-trained judges evaluate gerbils for conformation, body type, build, overall health, color, and temperament. Gerbils compete for ribbons, with Best In Show and Best Of Opposite Sex winners awarded at each show,” according to the American Gerbil Society. This year’s show features a banquet and competitive judging sessions, where the animals will be rated based on certain criteria.