Popular Rodents

African Ground Squirrels

Belonging to the Genus xerus, the African Ground Squirrels belong to the taxonomy of squirrels belonging to the minor family Xerinae. Those who have an African ground squirrel as a pet must take the important responsibility of taking care of the animal all their life. You cannot leave them to return to the wild for a successful living because they survive only in the family unit where you reared them.

Emin’s pouched rat

Emin’s pouched rat (cricetomys emini), otherwise called African pouched rat belonging to the muriod super family, is a big rat. It has a close association with the cricetomys gambianus, the Gambian pouched rat. In appearance, Emin’s pouched rats are muscular and very sleek. They have slim looks and are very good climbers. It is possible to tame the Emin’s pouched rats well if handled from birth. While approaching these large rats, do not startle them; be careful.

Flying Squirrels

The scientific name for Flying Squirrels is Petauristini or Pteromyni; these belong to the 44 varieties of the tribes of squirrels. Unlike bats or birds, they cannot really fly high; they glide between trees. Flying squirrels have a furry elongated membrane that extends from its front leg to the back legs. When these flying squirrels want to escape fast, they stretch their legs and arms out and make use of the membrane that acts like a parachute. When acquainted from an early stage, the flying squirrels become very familiar with the owner, climbing on him and playing with him or even sleeping in his pocket.

Campbell’s Dwarf Hamsters

Campbell’s Dwarf Hamsters have a peculiar penchant for biting, and this is reason to handle them differently. They sport different colors including the gray form, albino fawns, black hide whites and a type of mottled color. Even though you can get dwarf hamster cages in various sizes, pick the biggest one that you can afford. While choosing a cage, be certain that their bar linings are close enough to prevent them from forcing themselves out.