Hamsters

Hamsters

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Subphylum:  Vertebrata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Suborder:  Myomorpha Superfamily:  Muroidea Family:  Cricetidae Subfamily:  Cricetinae Hamsters are rodents belonging to the family Cricetidae and the subfamily Cricetinae. These crepuscular (twilight) Hamsters settle underground at day protecting themselves against predators. When in the wild, they eat vegetables, seeds, fruits and at times,…

Patagonian Mara

Patagonian Mara

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Family:  Caviidae Genus:  Dolichotis Species:  D. patagonum Binomial name:  Dolichotis patagonum Mara Dolichotis patagonum, is comparatively a huge rodent of the Mara genus (dolichotis) which they otherwise call Patagonian Cavy, dillaby or Patagonian. Anatomy The Patagonian Mara, looks like The Patagonian a jack rabbit. Its…

Nile Rat

Nile Rat

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Family:  Muridae Genus:  Arvicanthis Species:  A. niloticus Binomial name:  Arvicanthis niloticus The Nile Rat Arvicanthis niloticus is known by other names such as African Grass Rat or Kusu rat. This rat is a big one, convenient for breeding and keeping in custody. When troubled, they…

African Ground Squirrel

African Ground Squirrel

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Family:  Sciuridae Subfamily:  Xerinae Tribe:  Xerini Genus:  Xerus Belonging to the Genus xerus, the African Ground Squirrels are taxonomy of squirrels belonging to the minor family Xerinae. The major four classifications of these squirrels fall into the class of 3 sub-genres. Genus Xerus Sub-genus- Euxerus Xerus…

Common Shrew

Common Shrew

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Soricomorpha Family:  Soricidae Genus:  Sorex Species:  S. araneus Binomial name:  Sorex araneus Sorex araneus, the species common shrew or Eurasian shrew is the most familiar shrew. It is among the most widespread mammals all over Northern Europe and Great Britain except Ireland. Its length varies from 2.2–3.2…

Chinchillas

Chinchillas

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Family:  Chinchillidae Subfamily:  Chinchilla The chinchillas belong to the mammal category. Chinchillas are crepuscular (most active during dawn and dusk) rodents, they are a bit bigger and stronger than the ground squirrels. Chinchillas port several colors. The only, natural color seen is the standard gray…

Harvest Mice

Harvest Mice

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Superfamily:  Muroidea Family:  Muridae Subfamily:  Murinae Genus:  Micromys Species:  M. minutus Binomial name:  Micromys minutus The harvest mouse, Micromys minutes, the tiny British rodent is to a great extent inconspicuous to the human eye. It is natural to small habitats, not ideal at all times,…

Chinese Hamster

Chinese Hamster

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Family:  Cricetidae Genus:  Cricetulus Species:  C. griseus Binomial name:  Cricetulus griseus The Chinese Hamster Cricetulus is a charming being; and just like a harvest mouse, its habits appeal to the fingers of those who handle it,. It is a magnificent pet, very intelligent and has…

Campbell’s Dwarf Hamster

Campbell’s Dwarf Hamster

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Family:  Cricetidae Subfamily:  Cricetinae Genus:  Phodopus Species: P. campbelli Binomial name:  Phodopus campbelli Campbell’s Dwarf Hamsters have a peculiar penchant for biting, but this is on account of the need to handle them differently. Contrary to the more easily managed Syrian Hamsters, the Campbell’s Hamsters…

African Dormouse

African Dormouse

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Family:  Gliridae Genus:  Graphiurus Species:  G. murinus Binomial name:  Graphiurus murinus African dormice (Graphiurus spp) are tiny night-time rodents; they are now infrequent in laboratory settings. These African Pygmy Dormice otherwise called micro squirrels are lovely, charming and dazzling animals for you to have. Anatomy…

Degu

Degu

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Suborder:  Hystricognathi Parvorder:  Caviomorpha Family:  Octodontidae Genus:  Octodon Species:  O. degus Binomial name:  Octodon degus People, at times, consider the Degu as a brush-tailed rat. Besides, they have named it the common Degu, to distinguish it from the associate members of the species of Octodon…

Pack Rat

Pack Rat

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Family:  Cricetidae Subfamily:  Neotominae Tribe:  Neotomini Genus:  Neotoma With Big Ears, Long Tails and Big Black Eyes A packrat or pack rat, also known as wood rat can belong to any one of the varieties of the rodent genus Neotoma. These neotoma pack rats have…