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Physiological Features-Gerbil

Pregnancy Duration 24~26 days
Period Duration 4~6 days
Breeding Season All year around
Feed Consumption Per Day 5~8g/100g/day
Water Consumption Per Day 4~7ml/100g/day
Breeding Starting Age : Male 70~85 days
Breeding Last Age : Female 65~85 days
Average Count of One Litter (Random Bred Stock) 4~6
Average Birth Weight 2.5~3.0grams
Average Weight : Male / Adult 80~110grams
Average Weight : Female / Adult 70~100grams
Weaning Age 20~30 days
Respiratory Rate 90/minutes
Blood Pressure (High / Low) .
Heart Rate 360
Normal Body Temperature 38.1~38.4℃
Erythrocytes (million/mm3) 8~10
hemoglobulin 12.6~16.2grams/100 mm³
Hematocrit (Hct) 44~47%
Platelets 400~600
WBC Differential Count (thousand/mm³)
WBC Total Count 7~12
Polymorphonuclear leukocyte, PMNs 5~34%
 Lymphocyte 60~95%
Eosinophil;Eos 0~4%
Basophils 0~1%
Monocytes 0~3%

Source: The Biology and Medicine of Rabbits and rodents