Mammals we are currently working with .

Geoffroy's Cat

  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.  

Rex and Double Rex Rats

Degus-Piedbald color

 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. 

Degus-Agouti color

 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.  

Egyptian Spiny Mice

 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.  

Hedgehogs

 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

 

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.

African pygmy mouse

 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  

Oldfield mouse or Beach mouse

  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.