Common Shrew

Common Shrews

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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, … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Bushy Tailed Jirds

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Family:  Muridae Subfamily:  Gerbillinae Tribe:  Gerbillini Subtribe:  Rhombomyina Genus:  Sekeetamys Species:  S. calurus Binomial name:  Sekeetamys calurus This bushy-tailed jird, Sekeetamys calurus. This is a variety of rodents of the Muridae family. In the genus Sekeetamys, the Bushy-tailed jird is the solitary member. Anatomy They … Read more

Acacia Rats

Acacia Rats

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Family:  Muridae Genus:  Thallomys Species:  T. paedulcus Binomial name:  Thallomys paedulcus The Rodent, Acacia rats, belonging to the family of Muridae, is comparatively unusual as pets in the UK. Ongoing imports, serving the increasing number of breeders is increasing their popularity. They live for more … Read more

Agouti

Agouti

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Family:  Dasyproctidae Genus:  Dasyprocta Species:  D. punctata Binomial name:  Dasyprocta punctata Agouti belonging to the genus Dasyprocta (punctata), is a variety of tropical American rodents that have 11 types. There are a number of them in central and South America. The fur on them contains pigments … Read more

Capybara

Capybara

Scientific Classification Kingdom:  Animalia Phylum:  Chordata Subphylum:  Vertebrata Class:  Mammalia Order:  Rodentia Suborder:  Hystricomorpha Family:  Caviidae Subfamily:  Hydrochoerinae Genus:  Hydrochoerus Species:  H. hydrochaeris Binomial name:  Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris Among the varieties of rodents, Capybaras (capybara hydrochoerus) are the biggest, almost a man’s weight. These extraordinary animals, like pigs have, to a great extent adapted to an … Read more