Seasonal weight data for female laboratory ferrets

Published: 24 June 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/m2tp9gv9tk.1
Jennifer Bizley


Historical data collected over a 3 year period from female ferrets who were weighed as part of their daily health monitoring while undergoing water regulation for behavioural training. Animals experienced "summer" and "winter" light cycles with a 14:10 and 10:14 ratio of hours of daylight : hours of darkness. Animals transitioned between these light cycles at a rate of 1 hour per week over a 4 week period timed around British daylight savings (i.e. late March and October)