Mammals we are currently working with .

Geoffroy's Cat

Rex and Double Rex Rats

Rex and Double Rex Rats

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  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

Rex and Double Rex Rats

Rex and Double Rex Rats

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Degus-Piedbald color

Rex and Double Rex Rats

Degus-Piedbald color

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 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-Cream and Blue

Degus-Piedbald color

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Degus-Cream and Blue

Degus-Cream and Blue

Degus-Cream and Blue

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Black Pied Degus

Degus-Cream and Blue

Degus-Cream and Blue

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Black Degus

Black Degus

Black Degus

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Hedgehogs

Black Degus

Black Degus

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 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.  

Acacia Rats

Black Degus

Acacia Rats

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Acacia rats (Thallomys paedulcus)  natural habitat is in areas with Acacia trees  in Africa. They  are medium sized with very long brown tails and a  dark black line encircling their eyes. They typically have light grey fur. They have a lifespan of  3-5 years and can live in same or mixed sex colonies.

Acacia rats are excellent  climbers and extremely active; a large arboreal cage should be used.

Diet should consist of a base seed mix, various  fruit, veggies, and insects. 

Zebra Mice

Zebra Mice

Acacia Rats

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Zebra mice (Lemniscomys barbarus) are found throughout the northern part of Africa. They  are a brownish color with black stripes that run from head to tail on  their back and sides. The overall size is 3 to 4  inches and they live up to 3 years in captivity. They eat seeds, rodent pellet, fruits,  veggies, and insects.
 

African pygmy mouse

African pygmy mouse

African pygmy mouse

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 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  

Spotted mini pigs

African pygmy mouse

African pygmy mouse

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Southern Flying Squirrels

Southern Flying Squirrels

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 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.   

Southern Flying Squirrels

Southern Flying Squirrels

Southern Flying Squirrels

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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.