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Lab Animal-Chinchilla

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Chinchilla laniger
chinchilla
Animal models
for middle and inner ear studies, NASA sleep studies, in 1940s and 1950s used to develop vaccine for cholera
Life span
15 years
Dust bath
made up of sand and earth
Male weight
400-500grams
Female weight
400-600 grams
Sexual Maturity
8 months
Estrous cycle
seasonally polyestrous (november - may)
Length of estrous cycle
30-50 days
ovulation
spontaneous
Gestation
105-118 days
Litter Size
1-6 2 is usual
Birth weight
30-50 grams
Weaning age
6-8 weeks
Rectal Tempature
98.5-100.4 F
Heart rate
100-150