General management principles: Cleaning is an important part of day to day management. Feed and water containers and food preparation utensils should be cleaned and disinfected daily. All the dens should be cleaned regularly with proper disinfectants. Food and animal waste should be removed daily. A strongly built cage is needed for transporting animals. Moreover, the cage without projections should be used. Rigorous pest control measures in and around the enclosures should be taken. The maintenance of various records of each animal is very essential. Important records maintained for captive animals include growth rate, place of origin, sex, feeding, breeding and health aspects. The pregnant animal should be kept in separate den and she should be given adequate balanced ration.