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.

Class

Mammal

Family

Rodent

Food group

Herbivore

Body Clock

Primarily Nocturnal

Life Span

In the wild: 1 year
In captivity: 9 to 12 years

Body Weight

400 to 2000g

Length

15 to 25cm

Unique Traits

Excellent sense of smell