Rodents are popular pets for families with very little space or who want to teach a young child the responsibilities of pet ownership.
Who could not want a Guinea Pig for a pet? Lovable and cute, they do not bite and they are so much pleasure to know. Probably the best small pet you could ever have.
Hamsters are nocturnal rodents that make great childrens pets, although you have be prepared for their escape stunts and they can nip if disturbed from their slumber during the day!
Mice are inquisitive by nature. Many hours of interest can be passed watching these small rodents busying about. Adorable as pets, but again, they can be nippy.
Rabbits are long eared Lagomorphs that are larger than most small pets and are happy to live in their hutch outside. Rabbits love carrots to gnaw on, they help to keep their long front teeth from overgrowing. Learn more about different breeds of rabbit.
Chinchillas have a long life span of 10 years. They are very playful animals and because they are nocturnal they have a lot of energy in the evening and at night.