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1

Which species have hardarin gland?

Both species

2

Shortest gestation period?

Hamster

3

Gestation period of hamsters.

16 days

4

The first type of hamster.

Golden hamster

5

Gestation period of gerbils?

23-26 days

6

Dental formula of hamster/gerbil?

I 1/1, C 0/0, PM 0/0, M 3/3

7

Most common hamster breed used in research.

Golden hamster

8

Scientific name of golden hamster.

Mesocreietus auratus

9

Called the dwarf hamster.

Russian hamster

10

The issue with having hamsters for pets?

Nocturnal

11

How much do hamsters run a single night?

6miles a night

12

What is unique about hamster feces?

They defecate in their sleep and then carry it to the bathroom area (or portapotty)

13

Which gender of hamsters are more aggressive?

Females

14

Which species is more likely to be housed together?

The Russian hamster. Not the golden hamster

15

What happens if you disturb a hamster after she has a litter?

She will cannibalized the litter

16

What is unique about hamster estrus?

They are seasonally polyestrus

17

How are hamster young born?

Altricial

18

When is the usual time for hamsters to breed?

Summertime (can have multiple litters during one summer)

19

Where do gerbils come from?

Mongolia and China

20

Scientific name for gerbils?

Meriones unguiclatus "clawed warrior"

21

Gerbils are Crepuscular which means?

Active during dawn and dusk

22

Where is the hamster scent gland?

Male, lateral thigh

23

What is unique about gerbil breeding paths?

They're monogomous; raise young together

24

What does gerbil foot thumping mean?

Danger

25

Gestation period of gerbils?

26 days

26

How are gerbils born?

Altricial

27

Best treats to give hamsters and gerbils?

Fresh fruits and vegetables

28

What are bad treats?

Seeds, especially sunflower

29

What can occur while scuffing gerbils and hamsters?

Exophthalmosis (grin and eyes bulge)

30

What is unique about gerbil tails?

Tail slip

31

Chronic wetness around the tail that leads to quick dehydration and death.

Wet tail

32

Rodent Diarrhea.

Proliferation ileitis

33

What can cause wet tail?

Stress, shipping, poor hygiene, crowding

34

Where does wet tail affect?

The ileum of the lower small intestines

35

Most common death in aged hamsters.

Amyloidosis

36

Affects renal function, anorexia, rough coat, depression.

Amyloisosis

37

Common disease in hamsters causing nasal and ocular discharge.

Bacterial pneumonia

38

Large concern drug in gerbils.

Steeptomycin

39

Should leave gerbil along during these episodes caused by stress, weather, handling and noise.

Epileptiform seizures

40

Where do you draw blood from in gerbils?

Tail vein

41

Where do you draw blood from in hamsters?

UNDER ANESTHESIA in the cranial vena cava

42

Which species do not have sweat glands?

Hamsters and gerbils