Σκιουράκια swinhoe's striped squirrels
Πολύ χαριτωμένα μικρόσωμα σκιουράκια. Το μέγεθος τους δεν ξεπερνά τα 15cm και είναι πολύ φιλικά. Τρώνε ξηρούς καρπούς λαχανικά και φρούτα. Δεν χρειάζονται ιδιαίτερη φροντίδα παρά μόνο να διατηρούνται καθαρά και σε ασφαλή περιβάλλον. Γεννάνε 2 φορές το χρόνο με μέσο όρο 3-4 μικρά. Geographic Range Swinhoe's striped squirrels (Tamiops swinhoei) are widely distributed in southeast Asia and most common throughout China, occurring in central and southern China and on Hainan Island. They are also common in northern Myanmar, northern Vietnam, and may also occur in Laos. Physical Description Tamiops swinhoei is small bodied, with characteristic light yellow stripes extending from nose to neck on both sides of the body. It also has characterisic white tufts of hair at the posterior tips of the ears. Cinnamon and yellow stripes run the length of the dorsum, extending from the caudal portion of the torso to the base of the tail. No data exists on the average size and weight of this species, though it appears to be larger than other members of Tamiops. In addition to having denser fur, which may help insulate it at higher elevations, dorsal stripes appear to be less brilliant than those seen in closely related species and stop at the shoulders rather than connecting with the cheek stripes. Females have longer tails than males by about 1.8%, which is typical of arboreal species. Average mass 60 g 2.11 oz Average length 10 cm 3.94 in Reproduction There is no information available concerning the mating systems of Tamiops swinhoei have not been studied; however, most species in the family Sciuridae are polygynous, and characterized by intense competition among males for access to the estrous female. Mating System polygynous Little is known of the reproductive behavior of Tamiops swinhoei, however, it has an average of 3.25 neonates per litter and there are typically two litters per year.