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Meadow Voles

The Meadow Vole (Microtus Pennsylvanicus) can typically be found across Canada, Alaska and the northern parts of the United States and can even be found along the Atlantic coast. Also called the ‘Field Mouse’ or ‘Meadow Mouse’, it is a small nocturnal north American Vole. Unlike some rodents, the Meadow Vole is active all year […]

August 10, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · One Comment
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The term ‘agouti’ refers to many species of rodent of the genus ‘Dasyprocta’. This article is about agoutis in general and not a specific sub-species of agoui. In terms of appearance, agoutis look very similar to guinea pigs, but they have much longer legs. They tend to be a light brown or dark brown in […]

July 24, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · One Comment
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The capybara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) also called capibara, is the largest living rodent in the world and is fairly closely related to other rodents such as chinichillas, agoutis and guinea pigs. The translation of its scientific name literally means ‘water hog’, whilst its common name means ‘master of the grasses’. Adult Capybaras can reach an outstanding […]

July 24, 2010 · Maddia (Admin) · Comments Closed
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