Gerbil Mutation timeline has been revised & updated!
Have a look at the new revised gerbil mutation timeline and see how mutations in the gerbil gene pool have allowed breeders to create all the stunning coat colours we see in our pet gerbils today. When the gerbil first became a household pet, no colour mutations existed, however since the animal has been kept in captivity many unusual coat mutations have arisen all of which helps our little furry friend remain one of the most attractive and sought after small animals when choosing a pet today.
The timeline has now grown, and four new mutations have been added to the growing list. To make things more interesting we have also included references to scientific literature whenever these mutations gained the interest of the scientific community. The timeline itself now spans over 40 years, and includes 14 mutations in total.
To read about the gerbil mutation timeline article either click here or click on the photo on the left.