Pets/Rats: Ethical Issues with Lab Mice

Pets/Rats: Ethical Issues with Lab Mice

The animal experiments issue is a hot debate in the scientific and media world. Experiments on animals have been conducted for many years now, and this has helped scientists come up with important breakthrough inventions that helped shaped the world as it is today. But, many are talking about the pain caused to these animals, in order to conduct these […]

Fact or Fiction – Do Mice Really Like Cheese?

Fact or Fiction – Do Mice Really Like Cheese?

Ever since you were born, you have been reading and hearing about how mice like cheese, and that the best way to catch a mouse is to set a trap with a small piece of cheese attached to it. If you visit an exterminator or a pet shop, they will readily tell you that mice are actually not so fond […]

Of Mice And….Rats?

Of Mice And….Rats?

It can be safely said that both rats and mice have played a massive role in shaping the course of events in the history of the world. Both rodent types have played key roles in the history of the planet. One for the common good and the other for more negative reasons. The impact rats have had on history can […]

Rodents That Make for a Good Pet

Rodents That Make for a Good Pet

Are you looking to keep a rodent as a household pet? If you are, then you have come to the right place as on this page, on the site grampiansquirrelgroup.co.uk, you will find a list with details of rodents that make for a good household pet. Gerbils Gerbils are very similar in appearance to hamsters; however they have broader heads […]

Rat Behavior and Biology tell us many things

Rat Behavior and Biology tell us many things

Rats have all basic sensory organs and are very receptive animals. But their sensory organs differ in the way they work. Their vision is limited, and limited to lesser colours than humans. However, the other senses are much more developed than human beings. The sense of touch is highly developed with whiskers acting as receptive antennas. Their brain can actually […]

More Interesting Facts about Rodents

More Interesting Facts about Rodents

In the previous page, there is lots of information regarding rodents that are subject to lab tests and a lifetime of terror, despair and pain. Unfortunately, these poor little creatures are used and treated like objects, discarded as if their lives were not worth anything. These rodents can be any kind of species, from rabbits, guinea pigs to rats and […]

Rodents and Tests

Rodents and Tests

In the previous post, we have mentioned that rodents such as lab rats and mice have to endure a lifetime of captivity, pain and cruelty, due to all the tests performed on them for the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry. The truth is that these tests are no longer needed, given that we humans have come a long way in terms […]

Squirrels, Chipmunks and Mice

Squirrels, Chipmunks and Mice

In the preceding pages, we have mentioned the fascinating chipmunks (chipmunks are essentially squirrels that live in North America and that have a very specific colorful stripe pattern on their bodies and furs), regular squirrels, the beautiful grampian squirrels (red squirrels from Scotland) and the cute red squirrels. We have also mentioned the adorable Chip ‘n Dale, cartoon characters from […]

Other Rodents of Interest

Other Rodents of Interest

We mentioned before that rodents have incredible abilities, among them establishing socially complex relationships with each other and with other animals and human beings, their intelligence and ability to solve problems and to learn from their mistakes really quickly. We have also mentioned their incisors are in a state of constant growth, which means that they need to be constantly […]

More about Squirrels and Rodents

More about Squirrels and Rodents

Another remarkable quality that many rodents (including squirrels) possess is the ability to store food in their cheek pouches. There are other mammals that possess these pouches, such as platypus, monkeys and the marsupial koala. Similarly, one can find other types of pouches in other mammals, such as marsupials. These pouches are incredibly elastic and can fit a lot of […]