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Preliminary notes on the behaviour and breeding of Gerbillurus Paeba Paeba (A. Smith, 1834) in captivity

C.J. Stutterheim, J.D. Skinner
Koedoe | Vol 16, No 1 | a890 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v16i1.890 | © 1973 C.J. Stutterheim, J.D. Skinner | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 28 July 1973 | Published: 28 July 1973

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A captive colony of Gerbillurus p. paeba was studied inan outdoor enclosure and observation cages. The general behaviour is discussed and notes on the reproduction andreproductive behaviour given. Increasing the number of lighthours and increasing the temperature seem to induce fertilityin both males and females. The external parasites found on Gerbillurus are listed.


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