This mouse moves around on all fours unless it needs speed and then it rears up on its back legs and bounds.
Description: The Spinifex Hopping-mouse has a light brown coat with a grey-white belly. It has large ears and a long, brush-tipped tail that is 13–15 cm long.
Diet: The Spinifex Hopping-mouse is an omnivore and eats seeds, roots, shoots and invertebrates.
In the wild: They avoid the heat of the desert by sleeping in deep burrows during the day. At dusk, they come out to feed. Spinifex Hopping-mice will usually move around on all fours, however, they will hop around on their strong hindlegs to move fast.
Threats: Habitat destruction is a threat to the survival of the Spinifex Hopping-mouse.
Did you Know?
Spinifex Hopping-mice live in small family groups of up to 10 individuals in deep, humid burrow systems.