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How are long eared jerboas as pets?

Is it a mouse? Is it a hamster that was shrunk by some mad scientists? Is it a…Pokémon? Neither of these guesses would be far from the truth, really. Without speculating any further, let’s get started – meet the Long Eared Jerboa, a nocturnal rodent that is as cute as a button. Belonging to the Jerboa family that includes the Gobi, the Greater, and the Lesser Jerboa, hardly anything was known about this long-eared rodent until recently. With their large ears measuring about one third the length of their bodies, their mousy reddish or yellowish fur, and their adorable little [...]

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Posted by admin - July 2, 2015 at 9:27 am

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Is having a Pygmy Jerboa as pet a good idea?

Suddenly there is this creature grabbing eyeballs on the internet – there are videos made of it and people are going both “Awww!” and “What Is that?” over it. What is it anyway- a puff-ball, maybe from Harry Potter, or a tiny weird bird? A kid’s project with a cotton ball for a head and disproportionately long tail and weird long feet? Nope – it is a Pygmy Jerboa. A jerboa who? Meet The Jerboas – A quick introduction to the rodents Found mainly in the deserts of Afghanistan and Pakistan, jerboas are rodents of the Dipodinae family – they [...]

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Posted by admin - June 27, 2015 at 9:14 am

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Are Rabbits good pets? – Here are your answers

A quick stat check – data from the American Pet Products Manufacturers’ Association (APPMA) suggests that there has been a drastic increase in rabbit ownership over the last decade. What may be the reason behind this, you ask? Well, the most significant factor might be that rabbits make really good household pets and also, it’s difficult to resist the urge to keep one of these adorable and enthusiastic fur balls as your own living toy! They’re affectionate, amusing and look cute in almost everything they do. But before you sweep into a shelter or pet store and pick out a [...]

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Posted by admin - June 23, 2015 at 9:05 am

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How good are Gerbils as Pets?

Off late, I have been receiving some questions on whether long eared jerboas can make good pets or not. Well, I am planning to write a detailed article on that topic pretty soon, but before I do so, I thought that it would be fair to discuss about a few other small rodents that actually make good pets. I will try to cover as many small rodents as possible in this series (Long eared jerboa as I mentioned will be covered later), however, today, I will start the series with Gerbils. Gerbils can be domesticated pretty easily and usually these [...]

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Posted by admin - June 17, 2015 at 8:27 pm

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Some Basic Facts on Utah Prairie Dogs

We will talk about another endangered rodent today. If you are staying in North America, you may have heard the name of Prairie dogs. These rodents fall under the squirrel family and there are five different species of the same: Mexican Prairie dog, Gunnison Prairie dog, White Tailed Prairie dog, Utah Prairie dog and Black Tailed Prairie dog. Currently, Utah Prairie dog is known to be listed under the Endangered Species Act and has been mentioned as threatened. Basic Statistics and Characteristics of Utah Prairie Dog Usually, an adult Prairie dog is 12-14 inches in length and weighs at maximum [...]

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Posted by admin - June 11, 2015 at 2:14 am

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