Egyptian spiny mice get their name from their
bristly-looking fur that has the appearance of spines and
quills. The bristles help the mice protect themselves and
their fellow spiny mice. When eaten by birds and other
predators, the bristles scratch the throat of the predator.
The predator remembers the unpleasant experience and avoids
eating spiny mice again. This information was taken
At Cub Creek Science Camp we have several Spiny Mice that we
keep as part of our year around animal family.
More information on the Egyptian Spiny