Captive reproduction in Heermann's kangaroo rat, Dipodomys heermanni

@inproceedings{Roest1991CaptiveRI,
  title={Captive reproduction in Heermann's kangaroo rat, Dipodomys heermanni},
  author={Aryan I. Roest},
  year={1991}
}
This paper summarizes 8 years of captive breeding experience with the endangered Morro Bay kangaroo rat (Dipodomys heermanni morroensis) and the non-endangered Lompoc kangaroo rat (D. h. arenae), a related form used as a surrogate. Kangaroo rats are aggressive and must be caged individually; copulation can only take place when the female is in estrus. The estrous cyle varies, but is usually 14–17 days long; gestation averages 31 days. Data on development of the young, animal health, mortality… CONTINUE READING