Finger Animals - Animals that Can Fit on Your Finger


By encino - Posted on 23 April 2015

We make it our business to have a look at all the most curious animals in the animal kingdom and pygmies and other tiny creatures definitely have an important part to play. For some reason, we humans always find tiny little things to be interesting and cute. Having covered pygmy animals and finger monkeys in the past, we came to the realization that there are a whole slew of tiny animals that can perch or hang on to single human finger! So we have created this collection of “finger puppet” animals. Many of the species shown here are only so small as newborns and once they reach adulthood forget about holding them in your hand (especially sea turtles). But others remain in the state of tinyness their whole lives! When you see photos of these animals that fit on a finger do you desire to have one on your finger? Find out by taking a look at these pictures of animals that fit on a finger now!

 

We can't help starting with our old favorite the finger monkey:

 

Albino Pygmy Marmoset Twins

albino pygmy marmosets

 

more marmosets

 

baby marmosets or finger puppets

pygmy marmosets

 

finger monkey

 

finger monkey

 

baby cheeks

 

tiny tarsier

 

tarsier

 

pygmy tarsier

 

hedgehog in the egg holder

 

pygmy hedgehog

 

hedgie hangin

 

bat finger

 

finger kitten

 

tiny kitten2

 

hamsterfinger

 

handpuppy

 

haz chips

 

squirrel finger

 

possum

 

little suger glider

 

sugar glider

 

puppies fingers

 

puppy hand

 

pygmy owl

 

Eurasian pygmy owl

 

pygmy

 

smallest perched hand

 

bee hummingbird

 

smallest bird in the world bee hum

 

tiny hummingbird

 

humming bird tiny

 

chameleon

Chameleons

 

finger chameleon

 

finger gecko

 

finger lizard

 

snakes on a finger2

 

tiny snake

 

sea turtle baby

 

sea turtle

 

tiny shell turtle

 

tiniest frog

 

The world's smallest frog (and Vertebrate) - Paedophryne Amauensis

 

This animal was only discovered in the year 2010 in Papua New Guinea. These frogs live on the rainforest floor, specifically in the leaf litter. They are so small that it is hard to locate them. If you truly want to find them, you would have to listen to their calls. But doing this is not easy because the frog’s high-pitched calls are hard to hear for the human ear. Even when they are fully grown, they can still fit not just on your finger but on your fingernail alone. This amphibian is no less than the smallest frog and vertebrate in the world.

 

nother tiny frog

 

octopus on finger

 

Of the 300 or more species of octopus in the world, the octopus wolfi, from the Indo-Pacific, is considered the smallest octopus. The species was officially discovered and classified in 1913. The full grown octopus wolfi will measure about 5/8 of an inch (15mm) and weigh just less than a gram.

 

seahorse palm

 

The smallest pygmy seahorse species is so little that its adult size is about 0.54 inches in length (14mm). The fact that it is small already makes it hard to find but it becomes even more difficult when it blends in with the coral where it lives. So, if you are looking for one in the sea, make sure to keep your eyes wide open! Just be careful when you find one because it is listed on the threatened species list.

 

Of course, most insects and butterflies are small enough to perch on your finger but still when it does happen, it is fun to have a look at them and see how long they will hang out with you.

 

butterfly

 

hello little mantis

 

snail tiny

 

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