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Preferred Temperature Ranges for Commonly Used Laboratory Animals

Preferred Temperature Ranges for Commonly Used Laboratory Animals

Species

Preferred Temperature Range for Housing

Rodents

64–79°F (18–26°C)

Rabbits

61–72°F (16–22°C)

Ferrets

59–70°F (15–21°C)

Primates

64–84°F (18–29°C)

Zebrafish and other tropical fish

80°−90°F (27°–32°C)

South African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) and axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum)

64°–68°F (18°–20°C)

West African clawed frog (X tropicalis)

75°–79°F (24°–26°C)