Northern Tree Shrew
Tree shrews resemble small, long nosed squirrels. Despite their name they spend most of their time on the ground foraging for insects, fruit, leaves, small mammals and lizards. They use their sharp nails and naked foot pads to help them to climb easily. Their excellent hearing, sight and strong sense of smell help them in their search for food.
Lifespan: up to 10 years in captivity.
Tree shrew babies are only fed once every 2 days and the mother only enter the nest to feed them.
Our tree shrews love to sun bathe and lie flat out basking on sunny days.