Tag Archives: Mountains


Octodon degus Order: Rodentia Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Must have stout metal housing – degus will quickly chew through anything plastic. Degus are very active; a running wheel is a must, and a decent level of rotational enrichment will also keep them from chewing everything apart. Ideally, use a mesh running wheel or “flying saucer style” wheel to prevent injuries

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Chinchilla laniger Order: Rodentia Family: Chinchillidae Husbandry Information Housing Requirements At the Seneca Park Zoo we ran into problems with using newspaper as bedding for our chinchillas. It did not provide enough cushion for their feet. We have now switched to yesterdays news or wood chips and also provide our chinchillas with small fabrics they can curl up on. Rabbit

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Mandarin Rat Snake

Elaphe mandarina Order: Sauria — Family Colubridae Husbandry Information Housing Requirements Mandarin rat snakes can be kept in the same kind of enclosure that we would keep a Milk Snake, Kingsnake or Corn Snake. The Brandywine Zoo houses theirs in a Vision Cage. This species is fossorial and montane, therefore providing opportunities for burrowing in hides or substrate is appropriate either

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