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What is the largest order?
What kind of habitats do rodentia occupy?
Are rodentia hind gut fermenters?
What are hind gut fermenters?
have a large cecum and colon to digest plant material and break down cellulose
What are the legs like for rodents?
hind legs are larger than fore limbs
What is the harderian gland?
behind the eye and secretes lubrication for the eye since rodents do not blink often
Do rodents vomit?
Why do rodents eat some of their own feces?
to recycle nutrients
Rodents have high metabolic rates, why is this important for us to know?
they can metabolize drugs faster
Do rodents have sweat glands?
Can rodents pant?
Describe rodent teeth.
yellow with age
no canines or premolars
What does "open-rooted" mean?
they grow continuously
What is the diastema?
space between incisors and molars where we place a stomach tube
Should we feed rodents a seed diet?
What should we feed rodents?
can supplement with dark leafy vegetables or hay
How can we tell the sex of rodents?
What is the anogenital distance?
distance between anus and genital papilla
longer in males
What are the different parasites we see in rodents?
How do we usually treat parasites in rodents?
Are parasites common in rodents?
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