African Pygmy Mouse Mus minutoides

African Pygmy Mouse
African Pygmy Mouse
African Pygmy Mouse
The African Pygmy Mouse is one of the world's smallest rodents. It is native to savannah and grassland of parts of central, southeastern and southern Africa.
African Pygmy Mouse
African Pygmy Mouse
African Pygmy Mouse
An adult African Pygmy Mouse has a head and body length of only 2-2.5 cm (up to 1 inch) and a tail that is as long or a little longer, giving a total length of some 5-7cm. Like the Common Woodmouse, their coat is reddish brown with a white underside. They are social, active and mainly nocturnal. They stack small pebbles outside their burrows and it is thought that they drink the dew that forms on them in the morning. Like mice everywhere, they are an important prey for other species.