Bush babies are small arboreal and nocturnal primates with large round eyes that are good for night vision and exceptionally fine hearing ability. They are gentle furry creatures that feed in seeds, nuts, fruits, flowers and insects.
They have strong back legs that enable them to jump more than 5-6 feet in a vertical direction. They are agile, speedy climbers and their long tails give them added balance. Almost all of their tiny digits have nails at the tips, but there is no nail on the hind foot’s second toe. This is where you will see the ‘toilet claw” that these animals use for their grooming needs. The gestation of the babies lasts from 110 to 133 days and when they are born their eyes are still only half opened.
Communication between these animals is done by vocal calls and by urine marking of paths.
They can live 12 to 16 years