Gliding mice are small rodents — usually found in the Jungle Sky — that have a small flap of skin between their fore- and rear legs. They use these flaps to glide on the winds for short distances.
Their taste for rope and cordage of all kinds (especially funiket) makes them a common skysailing annoyance.
Despite this, many skysailors choose to capture gliding mice and keep them as pets… though this means they typically have to protect the gliding mouse from the ship's cat.
Travelers' Comments on Gliding Mice
When I was a cabin boy on the Rampage, I kept a gliding mouse as a pet. They are remarkably friendly and intelligent, for a mouse.
— Garrick Farnsworthy