Most Popular Pet Rodents

Many people like to keep rodents as pets because these fuzzy creatures are cute and cuddly. Even with their small sizes, they are quite smart and possess unique personalities that make them more appealing to their owners.

Some popular rodents being kept as pets:

  • Hamsters

Hamsters are nocturnal; they sleep during the day and are up and about at night. Ideally, they should be placed in individual enclosures. They learn to tolerate handling when they receive regular interaction while they are still very young.

  • Gerbils

Gerbils are very active pets. Their antics make t hem far more amusing than hamsters. Unlike hamsters, gerbils prefer living with a few of their own kind in the same enclosure.

  • Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs are well-loved for their sweet nature. They are available in a variety of colors, and with long or short fur coats; there are also cavies with curls and rosettes.

  • Rats

Rats are smart and can be very affectionate when they receive adequate social interaction and handling while still very young. You can house a few rats together.

Consult your pets’ health care for more details.

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