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ch11 pocket pets

Chapter 11 Pocket Pet Health and Production management

ad lib to feed an amount of food that is available all day or when needed
agouti a mixture of two or more colors
anogenital the area located around the far stomach between the rear legs and the base of the tail
antibiotics medications used to treat infection and disease
benign noncancerous tumor
burrow to dig a tunnel into an area
cannibalism the act of rodents eating their young
cheek pouches area within the mouth where food is stored
defensive reaction behavior when an animal protects itself from danger
diurnal the term for animals that are active during the day and sleep at night
dust bath method of grooming of the chinchilla in which the animal rolls in a dusty medium to condition its skin and hair coat
hibernate the process of an animal sleeping when its body temperature decreases
hooded variety of rats that are white in the body color with a black or brown coloring that is located on the head and shoulders, giving it its hooded appearance
jird burrowing rodent
malignant cancerous tumor
murine veterinary term for mice or rats
nocturnal term for animals that sleep during the day and are active at night
offspring young newborn animals
penile area area in males where urine is passed through the outside of the body
quills spines that project and protect the body of a hedgehog
rodents mammals that have large teeth designed for chewing or gnawing, such as rats, mice and hamsters
scrotum sac of skin that holds the testicles in the male
solitary alone and independent behavior
testicles two glands where sperm are produced in males
topical substance applied to the skin
trichobezoar a hairball
urethra body area in females where urine is passed to the ouside of the body
vitamin C essential nutrient and supplement needed by guinea pigs as they don't produce their own in the body
wet tail condition in hamsters caused by a bacterial disease that spreads rapidly through direct contact or bacterial spores
Created by: tromanczak