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Do rodents make good pets?

There are many rodents that people choose to keep as their household pets. There are however some rodents which are in a much better position to be pets than others. You should explore the possibility of keeping such a pet very carefully so as to make a decision as to which rodent you should keep as a companion at home. You need to learn as much as you can about a particular rodent before taking it in as some may actually suffer a lot of misery if left unattended whole in captivity. Only several rodent species are capable to live in captivity, i.e. as pets and will not try to run away as soon as possible. Keep on reading about which rodents we are talking about. Also, check with the local laws to understand the legality of doing this.



Gerbils

These look very much like the hamsters but there are some exceptions. They have heads that are a bit broader and smaller ears. The bodies are also slimmer and the tails are long. They have an arched back and they move very much like the mice. They have short fur and this comes in different colors such as orange, gray, brown, black and white. They are ideal pets but are not the best for the children. The best thing to do with them is to watch because they can nip.

Guinea pig

Also called cavies and they are plump and tailless. They are around two pounds. They have roman noses and the eyes are round. They are also very cure. They are excellent as pets as they very rarely ever try to bite. They are social and good natured and can be cuddled. With time, they can even recognize you.

Hamsters

The Syrian hamsters are kept as pets in most cases. The creatures are stocky and are about 5 inches in length. Their eyes are large and ears are erect. Their tails are stubby. They become in different colors like grey, black, sable, cinnamon, cream, white and god. There are reasonable as pets but aren’t fond of being held. They can also nip. They are nocturnal meaning interaction during the day isn’t so much possible. They love exercise wheels and to go through tunnels. They also love chewing and you should have some safe toys that they can chew s as to make sure that their teeth remain in the best shape.

Others include mice and rats. Go back to the How to get rid of wildlife home page.

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