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Flashcards in Exotics Deck (12):
1

Digest fiber more efficiently than rabbits

Guinea pigs

2

Develop dietary preferences early and life and do not adapt to change (so expose to variety early in life)

Guinea pigs

3

Require dietary source of Vit. C

Guinea pigs

4

Why do guinea pigs require a dietary source of Vit. C?

They lack L-gulonolactone oxidase

5

Enzyme involved in the synthesis of ascorbic acid from glucose

L-gulonolactone oxidase

6

Good quality hay, leafy greens, veggies, fruits and grains in moderation

Guinea pigs

7

Naturally feed on any available vegetable

Chinchillas

8

Need grasses and hay and high fiber diet

Chinchillas

9

What do chinchillas need for gnawing

Young tree branches

10

Strict carnivores that are designed to eat whole small animals

Ferrets

11

Cannot use carbs efficiently or digest fiber

Ferrets

12

High fat and high good quality meat protein in diet

Ferrets