I’m a rodent from Mongolia.

When I get excited I like to stamp my feet. I like hiding so my cage is quite small compared to the other rodents. In the wild we dig tunnels to sleep and bring up our young. Unlike most rodents, we will both raise our family together.

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Class

Mammal

Order

Rodent

Food Group

Herbivore

Body Clock

Nocturnal (primarily)

Average Life Span

In the wild: 3 to 4 months

In captivity: 2 to 8 years

Weight

40g

Length

15 to 25cm

Special Ability

Excellent sense of smell