2 edition of Standards for the breeding, care and management of guinea pigs found in the catalog.
Standards for the breeding, care and management of guinea pigs
Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources (U.S.)
|Statement||of the Committee on Standards, Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources.|
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Code of Practice for the Housing and Care of Laboratory Mice, Rats, Guinea Pigs and Rabbits This code is made under The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act and applies to all institutions breeding and using such animals for research, testing and teaching. (6) Primary enclosures for guinea pigs and hamsters (Section ) (c) Space requirements after Aug (3) Innovative primary enclosures that do not precisely meet the space requirements but that do provide guinea pigs or hamsters with a sufficient volume of space and the opportunity to express species-typical behavior, may be used at.
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Gnotobiotes: Standards and Guidelines for the Breeding, Care, and Management of Laboratory Animals Get This Book MyNAP members save 10% online.
Login or Register to save. Everyone who owns and cares for guinea pigs will benefit from The Care Of Guinea Pigs Handbook. Solid advice on breed selection, year-round care and feeding, and safe housing and sanitation help every owner -- from the commercial producer to the dedicated fancier -- raise happy, healthy guinea pigs/5(4).
Guinea Pigs Breeding Considerations and Information The single most important breeding consideration is that female guinea pigs should be first bred before 7 months of age. If the first breeding is delayed beyond this time, serious (sometimes life-threatening) problems with. This brand new handbook for guinea pig owners provides a wealth of information on the animalï¿1/2s anatomy and life cycle, plus advice on caging, feeding, breeding, and health care.
The Guinea Pig. Breeding often reduces the lifespan of female guinea pigs. Breeding a female guinea pig for the first time after she reaches 8 months of age can be very dangerous because of the normal stiffening of the pubic symphysis (a joint of tough fibrous cartilage between the 2 pubic bones of the pelvis) that occurs when the female reaches adulthood.
This is an EXCELLENT book: thorough, detailed, and accurate. You'll find information most books don't provide, including wise warnings (do NOT buy an exercise wheel for a guinea pig), and good tips for training your guinea pig, which makes life with a guinea pig much more fun.
The reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that it has no pictures/5(). Choosing a guinea pig Choosing a breed Guinea pigs were originally domesticated in South America around a thousand years ago, but have since become popular pets in many countries around the world. There are many different breeds of guinea pig, with variations in hair coat type, pattern, markings and colours.
Breed standards. Grasses that provide fiber should also be part of a guinea pig's diet. Hay mini-bales and food for guinea pigs provide the balanced nutrition and fiber needed to keep young guinea pigs and their parents healthy throughout their life.
Bedding and housing considerations are important when breeding guinea pigs File Size: KB. nutria, the agouti, the acouchi and the wild guinea pig (Weir, ). All the Hystricomorpha are indigenous to South America, Central America, or the Caribbean Islands. Guinea Pigs: The ancestors of today's laboratory guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus) were probably first introduced into Europe from South America some years Size: KB.
4 cm. 2 for each additional animal weighing > - g and cm2 for each additional animal weighing >g. The minimum wall height of pens should be mm and the minimum height of cages used to accommodate guinea pigs should be mm.
This book provides a comprehensive coverage of material related to applied care and management of guinea pigs and their diseases. Topics on guinea pig behavior, genetics, specific pathogen-free technique, biomethodology, and colony husbandry are also covered.
The Raising and Care of Guinea Pigs by Allen Christian Smith. Download; Bibrec; Bibliographic Record. Author: Smith, Allen Christian, LoC No.
Title: The Raising and Care of Guinea Pigs A complete guide to the breeding, feeding, housing, exhibiting and marketing of cavies Read this book online: HTML: erg. Suggested Citation:"Derivation and Husbandry of Germfree Guinea Pigs." National Research Council.
Gnotobiotes: Standards and Guidelines for the Breeding, Care, and Management of Laboratory Animals. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: / ×. You are here: Home > Agriculture > Animal health and welfare > Animal welfare > Animal welfare legislation > Victorian codes of practice for animal welfare > Code of Practice for the Housing and Care of Laboratory Mice, Rats, Guinea Pigs and Rabbits > Appendix 1.
Minimum Standards for Housing of Laboratory Mice, Rats, Guinea Pigs and Rabbits. Part of breeding the right pair of guinea pigs is choosing a boar, or male guinea pig, to mate. Selecting the best quality boar can help ensure that a sow bears good quality and healthy pups. A good boar will have a broad head and a bold eye.
The average age for most boars to mate for the first time is 5 months%(27). Breeding Facts. Female guinea pigs can be sexually mature as early as 4 weeks old. Gestation is from 59 to 73 days and average litter size is but can be as many as 7 or more.
Breeding guinea pigs is not recommended. 2 | Guinea Pig New Owner Care Guide/Created Oct /AWLQ Education Division/ File Location: My Documents/Zoe Files/Education/Guinea Pig Info INTRODUCTION Congratulations on the adoption of your guinea pig.
Here at the Animal Welfare League Qld, we are very proud of our Guinea Pig Adoption Program and the way in which our piggies are cared. This report of a Subcommittee on standards for gnotobiotes of the Institute of Laboratory Animal Resources is concerned with rats, mice, guineapigs and poultry.
It gives recommendations concerning production, care and maintenance, also microbiological monitoring and : B. Wostmann. And the breeding of guinea pigs generally can occur anywhere during these 8 hours. Average gestation period of these animals is between 65 and 70 days.
There are no breeding season for the guinea pigs, and they are able to breed year-round with birth peaks usually coming in the spring.
They can produce as many as five litters per year. The South Australian Standards and Guidelines for Breeding and Trading Companion Animals (the Standards and Guidelines) are regulated under the Animal Welfare Act (the Act).
The standards are mandatory. They set the minimum level of care that must be met under the Act to meet the health, safety and wellbeing needs of companion animals.
You can add information about your guinea pigs one by one or import your existing information. You can use our software yourself or with a fellow breeder, but it’s also suitable for any guinea pig association or breeding organization that wants to manage and preserve a breed.Code of Practice for the Housing and Care of Animals Bred, Supplied or Used for Scientific Purposes Contents Specific requirements of breeding animals 79 Section 3, Chapter 2: Mice, rats, gerbils, hamsters and guinea pigs 80 1 Advice applicable to all rodents 80 Environmental conditions 80 Health 81 Housing, enrichment and care standards of humane care and treatment of animals • Promotes compliance with standards providing guidance and lead\rship on issues involving the safety and management of pets and other regulated animals during disasters, and serving as a fede對ral resource on animal welfare issues.
Guinea pigs, hamsters or rabbits included in such.