Lesser Egyptian jerboa is a small rodent with a stubby snout and a pair of large eyes and ears. They have pale or dark sandy fur and gradually become paler undersides. They also have an extremely long tail for balancing when they jump. Interestingly, they do not need to drink to survive in the desert by relying on its diets, such as seeds, succulent plants, desert grasses, and insects, to fulfill their water requirements.
They lived in burrows with complex structures, often with numerous entrances and exits, hibernation chambers, storage chambers, and a bottom-most nesting chamber. The entrances and exits can be sealed with sand to prevent heat from entering and moisture from escaping the burrow during summer to maintain a comfortable shelter.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No