Clarice's family has 3 daughters that look alike, Milly is 10 weeks old and the other two are 6 weeks old. Soon, I am not going to be ableto tell them apart. Any suggestions? Milly is my show gerbil. She got 2nd in her pup class. Is food coloring an option?
Post by Die Fledermaus on May 7, 2011 8:58:18 GMT -4
My first gerbs were Tommy, Dill, Phil, and Cliffy. All were black except the latter. After awhile, I could easily tell them apart by temperament and even weight. But before that I ID'd them by looking at their paws--the little white "pips" on their paws. One had none on one paw, the others had a few or four.
You can find them all in my Memorial Gallery in my signature below.
I have been unable to distinguish between certain dwarfs, and spiny mice are hard too. Food coloring can work on such as the bare tail of a rat, but on fur (esp dark fur) it is problematic.
I have two rabbits, Asia and Becca. Sisters. Only in bright light when next to each other can I tell them apart: Asia has slightly lighter fur. But one is more timid, and that is another way.
Gerbs have personalities. Look for them in due course.
I am able to tell them apart now. Milly is an argente. Very dark points on her head. Her two younger siblings are definitely argente cream. Slight lighter. Of those two girls. One is a little smaller than the other.
So now we have Milly, Chloe, and Aster (small one)
Their personalities are definitely showing. Their mom Clarice and her daughter Milly are the ones I can pick up with no problem. The two younger ones are still very skiddish. Like my Dexter, once I pick them up, they are fine.