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Feed utilization and live weight gain by the african giant rat cricetomys gambianus waterhouse at dschang in cameroon



Feed utilization and live weight gain by the african giant rat cricetomys gambianus waterhouse at dschang in cameroon



Tropicultura 8(3): 118-120



A study was carried out with twenty untamed African giant rats (Cricetomys gambianus Waterhouse) that were fed four rations with graded levels of crude protein (10.7, 13.1, 14.9 and 15.5 percent) for 8 weeks in individual cages in a completely randomised design. Dry matter intake ranged from 24.88 to 27.07 g per day. Daily dry matter and crude protein intake increased as the level of crude protein in the ration was raised but differences between treatment were not significant. Similarly, there were no significant differences between treatment when dry matter, organic matter, and crude protein digestibilities were considered. Daily live weight gain was low in all treatments (1.71 to 3.25 g per day) with no significant differences between them.

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