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PostSubject: Physiologic Data for African Pygmy Hedgehogs   Sun May 12, 2013 9:54 am


Average body weight = Male 400–600 g, Female 300–600g

Lifespan = Average 4–6 yr, may live to 8 yr

Body temperature = 95.7–98.6°F (35.4–36.0°C)

Adult dental formula = 2 (I3/2:C1/1:P3/2:M3/3) = 36; variations have been noted

GI transit time = 12–16 hr

Heart rate = 180–280 bpm

Respiratory rate = 25–50 bpm

Age at sexual maturity = 2–3 mo

Reproductive lifespan = Male: throughout life; Female: 2–3 yr

Gestation = 34–37 days

Litter size = 3–4 (range 1–9)

Birth weight = 10–18 g

Eyes open = 14–18 days

Deciduous teeth eruption = Begins on day 18; all deciduous teeth erupted by 9 wk

Permanent teeth eruption = Begins at 7–9 wk

Age at weaning = 5–6 wk (start eating solids at 3 wk)
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PostSubject: Re: Physiologic Data for African Pygmy Hedgehogs   Sun May 12, 2013 10:22 am

that's a good little informative post like it thanks for sharing ,.x

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PostSubject: Re: Physiologic Data for African Pygmy Hedgehogs   Sun May 12, 2013 11:30 am

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PostSubject: Re: Physiologic Data for African Pygmy Hedgehogs   Sun May 12, 2013 12:20 pm

that was an interesting read helen xx

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PostSubject: Re: Physiologic Data for African Pygmy Hedgehogs   Sun May 12, 2013 12:56 pm

Ahhhh, that answers my Tilly question - she is teething! I thought she might be because of all the chewing, bless her! x
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