Size: 4 to 6 inches long with a tail 1.5 to 3 inches long. Weighs 2 to 3 ounces.
Housing: 10 gallon or larger aquarium with a secure lid. Multi-level if possible.
Food: Insectivore - high quality cat or fox food, fruits, vegetables, crickets, mealworms, pinkie mice
Lifespan: 5 to 8 years
Special Needs/Habits: Nocturnal. Solitary, should not house two together except when breeding. Can be litter box trained.
M.Domesticus: The Little Animal That's Too Good To Be True!
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