Geoffroy's cat (Leopardus geoffroyi) is a wild cat native to the southern and central regions of South America. It is about the size of a domestic cat.They are nocturnal and a solitary hunter. They are at the top of the food chain in its range and preys primarily on rodents, hares, small lizards, insects, and occasionally frogs and fish. They weigh between 4 to 11.0 lb. Males are usually larger than females. Life span is 10-15 years in captivity.
The African crested porcupine (Hystrix cristata) is the largest porcupine in the world. It lives in hilly, rocky habitats in sub-Saharan Africa, North Africa and Italy. They are nocturnal and eat tubers, fruits, bulbs, and bark. They live in tunnel systems in small family groups. They can live up to twenty years.
Fennec fox (Vulpes zerda) is native to the deserts of North Africa. These foxes are omnivores, feasting on a variety of prey as nighttime hunters. They enjoy insects, rodents, snails, lizards, plants, fruits, roots, and eggs. They usually weigh three-four pounds. Their lifespan in captivity is 10-13 years. The fennec is the smallest fox species.
Libyan striped weasel (Ictonyx libyca) range is northern Africa. This mustelid will release an odor from its anal glands when it is attacked or under stress. They are usually silent, but will produce a loud growl/shriek when alarmed. They are carnivorous and mainly eat small mammals and birds, but also eats snakes and insects. They live 5-7 years in captivity.
The Patagonian cavy or mara (Dolichotis patagonum) live in the Pampas of Argentina, a vast, treeless region made up of grasslands and brush lands. They eat lots of grass, hay, some fruits and veggies and need a lot of vitamin C which can be found in most guinea pig diets. They live 10-14 years in captivity.
Short-tailed opossums (Monodelphis domestica) are found mainly in Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Chile. Short-tailed opossums are pouchless marsupials. The young are born very small and clamp themselves to a nipple after birth. In the wild, they eat insects, fruits, and vegetable matter. A mature short-tailed opossum will reach a body length of about 4 to 6 inches. In the wild, short-tailed opossums live up to 2 years; in captivity, they can live 3 to 4 years old.
Small spotted genet (Genetta genetta) live through out Africa. Genets have retractable claws, very long tails, and are agile climbers. Genets are carnivores and in the wild eat small rodents, reptiles, amphibians, and insects. They can live from 8-13 years in captivity.
Cusimanse (Crossarchus obscurus) is a small dwarf mongoose. They live in west Africa. Cusimanse are primarily carnivorous feeding on crabs, insects, small reptiles and rodent. They also enjoy berries and other soft fruits. They live for about ten years in captivity.
Degus (Octodon degus) are found in the lowland areas of Chile in South America. A degu is a small rodent that is closely related to the chinchilla. Degus are very social, inquisitive animals and can be very vocal. The overall size for a degu is 5 to 7 inches and they may live up to 7 years in captivity. A good diet consists of a combination of hay, pellets, seeds, and commercial rodent block. Care should be taken when handling a degu as the tail is very fragile and can be shed. Once lost, the tail will not regrow.
Pygmy mice (Mus minutoides) are found throughout Africa, south of the Sahara desert. The pygmy mouse has a brownish red coat with a white underbelly. The body of an adult is approximately 2 to 3 inches in length with a tail of 1 to 2.5 inches. Pygmy mice have a high rate of metabolism. A good diet consists of a combination of seeds, nuts,fruits, veggies, and rodent block.
Pygmy mice cannot tolerate temperatures below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. You must be careful when handling them. They live up to 3 years in captivity
Flying squirrels are members of the rodent family and are native to the United States. They are nocturnal but will interact some during the day. Flying squirrels are omnivores. They don't actually fly, but glide through the air.
Sugar Gliders (Petaurus breviceps) are small, omnivorous, arboreal, and nocturnal gliding possum belonging to the marsupial family. The common name refers to its fondness for sugary foods such as sap and nectar and its ability to glide through the air, much like a flying squirrel. They are from Australia.
Persian Jirds (Meriones persicus) are large relatives of the Mongolian gerbil. They are from the Persian Desert Basin. They are omnivores and nocturnal. They like to live in groups in the wild. Their lifespan is 5-7 years.
African Pygmy Dormice (Graphiurus Murinus) are incredibly quick and agile. They have an average lifespan of 4-6 years. They like to live in groups in the wild. They eat a variety of fruits and nuts. In the wild they also eat pollen and nectar.
Hedgehogs (Atelerix albiventris) inhabit a wide range across a variety of climates and terrains in East Africa. They eat ground-dwelling insects, other invertebrates, and they are quite opportunistic and are known to feed on carrion, birds’ eggs, and any lizards, snakes or other small animals that should happen to catch.They are nocturnal and live 4-8 years in captivity
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