Running wheel choice by Syrian hamsters

  title={Running wheel choice by Syrian hamsters},
  author={S. G. Reebs and P. St-Onge},
  journal={Laboratory Animals},
  pages={442 - 451}
  • S. G. Reebs, P. St-Onge
  • Published 2005
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Laboratory Animals
  • The present study investigated the preference of male and female Syrian hamsters, Mesocricetus auratus, for different types of running wheels. Hamsters were placed individually in sets of multiple cages linked by tunnels, each cage with a different running wheel. The number of wheel revolutions in each cage was tallied daily over 40 days. The hamsters did not express a preference when offered a choice of a running surface made of metal rods spaced 9 mm apart and a similar running surface… CONTINUE READING
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