Exotic Rodents Nocturnal Pets Pet Rodents


See also: African Pygmy Hedgehogs Hedgehogs are native to Africa, the Middle East and Europe. They are imported to the U.S. as pets, not released in the wild. You can find breeders of hedgehogs in the U.S. A hedgehog can be an excellent pet for someone who is allergic to dogs and cats. Climate plays […]

Endangered Species Exotic Nocturnal Pets

Aye Aye

Besides having a strange name, the Aye Aye is one of the weirdest looking creatures in the world. Perhaps movie gremlins were modeled after them. The Aye Aye is a member of the Lemur family. It is a nocturnal primate, native to Madagascar. Its long, thin middle finger is used to tap on trees to […]

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Multimammate Mice

Multimammate Mice are known by many names – Natal Multimammate Rat, Common African Rat, Soft-furred Rat. They are referred to as the link between mice and rats. The fur is long, soft and silky. The body is 15 cm., the tail is 11 cm. and weight is 60 gms. Lifespan is 2-3 years. This is […]

Exotic Rodents Mice Nocturnal Pets Pet Rodents

African Pygmy Mice

African Pygmy Mice are found in Africa south of the Sahara Desert. Their bodies are 4.5 cm. long with a 3 cm. tail. Ears are large and triangular in shape. They weigh about 0.11-0.42 oz. Colors are grey and dark red brown with light bellies. Females are lighter in color than males. Lifespan is about […]

Exotic Rodents Hamsters Nocturnal Pets Pet Rodents

Winter White Russian Dwarf Hamster

The Winter White Russian Dwarf Hamster is 3/5-4 inches long. Life span if 1 1/2-2 years. Color is dark grey with a black stripe on its back. In winter the fur sometimes changes to white. Although they are nocturnal, they can sometimes be active daytime for short periods. These hamsters can do well when raised […]

Common Rodents Hamsters Nocturnal Pets Pet Rodents

Chinese hamster

The Chinese Hamster is also known as the Striped Hamster or Chinese Striped Hamster. They are small and slender, reaching an adult size of 4 inches. They have a short tail that is hairless. Color is dark and light bands on the hair with a darker back and a black line along the spine. Chinese […]

Nocturnal Pets Pet Reptiles Snakes


What are some of the different species of Python like? The Ball Python grows to 3-5 feet long and lives up to 40 years. It is docile and easy to handle, but best to get a Ball Python bred in captivity. It will roll itself into a ball to avoid danger. A 30-40 gallon tank […]

Exotic Rodents Nocturnal Pets Pet Rodents

Persian Jirds

Persian Jirds, like other Jirds, are relatives of the Mongolian Gerbil. They can be found in rocky mountain areas from Eastern Turkey to Pakistan. They are about 6 inches long with tails 1 1/2 times the length of the body. Tails are used for balance. Ears and eyes are large. In the wild, Jirds live […]

Exotic Rodents Nocturnal Pets Pet Rodents


Where does the Chinchilla come from? This small rodent is native to South America. They live on rocky,  arid areas in the mountains. Chinchillas are named for the Chincha Indians living in the Andes. What does the Chinchilla look llike? The body is about 12 inches long and the squirrel-like tail about 5-6 inches. The […]

Frogs Nocturnal Pets Pet Reptiles

American Green Tree Frog

The American Green Tree Frog is a good pet for a beginner. Although susceptible to stress, it is a hardy reptile. As the name suggests, this frog is native to the United States, especially the southeastern region. The American Green Tree Frog is the state amphibian of both Georgia and Louisiana. Choosing a frog Some […]