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Is it possible to get the heart rate of a mouse without special equipment?

If you have a very tame pet mouse who will allow you to hold him in your hands, try feeling the body-side of his arm, near his "arm-pit" with your index finger. Another place to feel is the body-side of his thighs, near his groin area. (Do not use your thumb, because you might feel your own pulse). You should be able to feel his pulse. To get the heart rate, count how many beats you feel in 60 seconds (1 minute). Remember that his heart rate may be slightly faster than normal when you are holding him, because he might be nervous. An interesting little experiment would be to take his heart rate at different times in the day (morning, after eating, afternoon, evening, etc.) to see if there is any changes.


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