Hedgehogs-Atelerix albiventris.  They 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.

Rex and Double Rex Rats

Mammals we are currently working with

​Degus-Octodon degus Agouti color

 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-Acomys cahirinus

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 grow back. They have a omnivorous diet.

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   Piedbald color