Spiny Mice

Spiny mouse

Spiny mouse, pic: Arttu Väisälä

Spiny mice are relatively new pet rodents, but they have already gained some popularity due to their funny looks, nice temperament and the fact that they do not smell. In spite of their name, the "spines" of a spiny mouse do not sting! All information (except for one article) concentrates on the more common species of spiny mice, the Egyptian.

All Things Cute and Prickly:

Starting up - Basic information on how to take care of a spiny mouse.

Before You Buy - Thinking about getting spinies? Read this first.

Housing - What do you need to get before obtaining spiny mice?

Grouping - How to get your spinies to live together.

Nile spiny mice - Basic information on another spiny mouse species.