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.
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 guinea pig and 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 and pellets (guinea pig, rabbit or 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.
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.
Zebra mice (Lemniscomys barbarus) are also known as Barbary or African Striped Grass Mouse and are native to regions of Africa. They are best kept in a pair or small same-sex group. They have prominent black stripes along brown fur and live on average for 2-3 years. Male Zebra Mice become sexually mature at around 10 weeks, females at around 5-6 months. Gestation is 21 days and an average litter size would contain around 5 pups. Although the young are born blind and hairless the prominant striping becomes apparent very early on. They have a omnivorous diet. They should be handle with care as their tail can be shed very easily.
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
The beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus) is a nocturnal species. It is found in the southeastern United States on sandy beaches, in corn and cotton fields, and in hedge rows and open timber tracts. Coloration varies with geographic location; inland populations are generally fawn-colored, while coastal populations are lighter or white. The mouse eats seeds, fruits, and occasionally insects, and lives and raises its three to four young (at a time) in a simple burrow. They live two to three years in captivity.
Egyptian spiny mice (Acomys cahirinus) are found throughout parts of Africa, India and the Middle East the Egyptian spiny mouse is a small rodent that has a possum-like face and a calm temperament. Their spines can be black or tan and the overall size for a spiny mouse is 5 to 7 inches. Spiny mice may live up to 5 years in captivity. Care should be taken when handling a spiny mouse as the tail is very fragile and can be shed. Once lost, it will not regrow. They have an omnivorous diet.