The Cairo Spiny Mouse
The Cairo spiny mouse is a nocturnal species of rodents. They are social animals and live in groups. From the very start small mice can maintain their body temperature unlike many other rodents who need their mothers’ warmth for a long time. Females of the Cairo spiny mouse cares for its litter for about two weeks. The family spends this time in the shelter, and when the youngsters get older, they leave the nest and start exploring the nearby areas. From this age young mice start eating the same food as adult specimens. Small mice can survive without their mothers starting from the 6th day of life, if necessary. They are very neat animals, they take good care of their coat. Their shelters are always very clean, the young...
Like most rodents, degus are skittish and suspicious. On the one hand, they are very cautious animals that flee at the slightest danger, but on the other hand they are extremely curious. You can use this feature in order to tame them. In order to gain the degu’s trust, you will need to have patience and to follow some simple rules. When you approach the cage, you should speak to the animal in a quiet and calm voice. Before you open the cage, the degu has to see you, your presence shouldn’t come as surprise. When you hand-feed the degu, you should move your hand with the treat in it very smoothly towards the animal. If the degu runs out of its cage and stays on the hind legs when you call it, you should put the treat...
The Fancy (decorative) mouse
Mice are social animals, in the wild they live in groups. If you have only one pet, you will need to pay it much more attention. Otherwise the mouse will feel bored and lonely and will spend all the time in its hiding place. In order to avoid it, give to your mouse a lot of toys: small balls, wooden cubes etc. Before offering your mouse a toy, make sure it doesn’t have paint or varnish on it, they can harm your pet.
The Harvest Mouse
Harvest mice are most active in the mornings and in the evenings. They build ball-shaped nests on the ground and above the ground (they are attached to the stems of various plants). In winter harvest mice often live in hay stacks.
The House Mouse
House mice are nocturnal animals; they feel best in the dark. If they get in the light areas, they become stressed and try to leave the place as soon as possible. They are not very easily trained, especially if they get punished for the wrong type of behavior. But once they have realized what they have to do, they can demonstrate good results. Mice can learn to respond on their names and even do some tricks.
The Mexican Volcano Mouse
Mexican volcano mice are active at night and at dusk. They make nests in shallow holes in the deep grass.
The Northern Three-Toed Jerboa
Northern three-toe jerboas are very active animals, they run and jump a lot, and it is essential for tem, so they are not the best pets for home keeping.