Common name - African Pygy Dormouse
Latin name - graphiurus murinus
Country of Origin - Africa
Sex - Females only at this time
Adult size - 9cm plus tail
Average Lifespan - 4-6 years
Care level - Intermediate
Description - African Pygmy Dormice as pets have complicated care needs, they need large enclosures, a varied diet and are very fast and agile. and are not recommended for beginners.African Pygmy Dormice are also known as Microsquirrels, African Dwarf Dormice, Woodland Dormouse, and sometimes Egyptian dormouse. African Pygmy Dormice belong to the family Gliridae and are closely related to rats and mice. Unlike true mice, an African Pygmy Dormouse has fur on the insides of their ears and on their bushy tails which may be due to the need to conserve heat during hibernation.African Pygmy Dormice have a body length of roughly 9cm and another 7cm for their tail and are incredibly quick and agile. An African Pygmy Dormouse has an average lifespan of 4-6 years.An African Pygmy Dormouse should be be kept alone as they are colony animals.
African Pygmy Dormouse (Female)
Clean out enclosure at least once a week and disinfect.