They tunnel through undergrowth in a variety of habitats from grasslands to rainforests. When they become alarmed they move very fast on their powerful hind legs.
They use their strong fore-paws for scratching & digging around in the leaf litter and earth for juicy morsels. You may be able to get up close to the friendly ones around the chalets and see the beautiful long front claws. They have small ears & like a rats tail.
Generally they are solitary creatures, resting during the day in well concealed nests, which they construct in shallow depressions that they excavate in the ground. They line the nests with leaves, grasses & twigs having both entry & exit entrances.
They breed very well with a gestation of around 12.5 days, females have four to eight teats in their pouch usually only rearing 2-4 per littler but she can have more. They can breed several times each year with recorded offspring that can occur every seven weeks! Pregnant females are often seen here dragging their belies along the ground, looking heavily pregnant.
An interesting note is the pouch opens rear ward like the Wombat, so they do not fill up the pouch with their constant digging. The babies can exit & re-enter the pouch until they are ready to leave mum at around the a mouse size being from nose to bottom.
A Bandicoots hind limb are very like the Kangaroos with long slender feet bearing a grooming claw formed by the fusion of the second & third toes.