Abstract: This work was carried out in the north of Guangdong province,China, from Mar.1981.to May,1982. 217 individuals of bamboo Tat(Rhizomys pruinosus)were captured.the materials were analysed and the results are as follows.1. The bamboo rat usually lives alone, except the breeding period.2. The bamboo rat uses its incisors and feet to dig out the burrow, which is relatively simple.It is consist of several parts, which are some tunnels, a nest,a hole for hidden,and a clear opening on the ground.3. Most of the bamboo rats breed in spring,the litter size is about 1-5 and the mean is 2.17(29 instances).The newborn sucklings are hairless, and their eyes are closed until 28-30 days and they are weaned at about 56-78 days.4. The bamboo rats live on the roots and stems of plants, but the awns and the bamboos are their staple natural diet.5. The bamboo rat is rather meek, and maybe easily raised.
徐龙辉. 花白竹鼠(Rhizomys pruinosus)的生物学研究[J]. .
XU Longhui. STUDIES ON THE BIOLOGY OF THE HOARY BAMBOO RAT(RHIZOMYS PRUINOSUS BLYTH)[J]. .