Rodent care guide
Prevention is better than cure!
Browse the rodent care guide designed by our vets to find answers to your concerns such as food, a healthy life and caring for your pet.
|Average weight - Males (grams)||46-131||87-130||20-40||267-500|
|Average weight - Females (grams)||50-55||95-130||22-63||225-325|
|Rectal temperature (Celsius)||38.2||37.6||37.1||37.7|
|Ambient temperature (Celsius)||18-22||21-24||24-25||21-24|
|Ambient humidity (%)||45-55||40-60||45-55||45-55|
The majority of rodents are omnivorous and eat, in the wild, grass, seeds and sometimes invertebrate insects.
Rodents’ needs in protein are, for hamster 14-17%, for rats and mice 14-19.6% and 22% for the gerbil. The water bottle must be checked every day and changed every 2-3 days.