Pet Rodents

Gerbils

Gerbils come in several colors, are such charming pets and adjust very well to most of their handlers as they bite rarely and are curious animals. Out of all the 90 odd species that exist, the Mongolian gerbil is the only one people rear as pets.

Guinea Pig

The guinea pig (Cavia porcellus), otherwise known as cavy, is a variation of a typical rodent of the Cavidae family of Cavia genes. Regardless of their usual name, they do not belong to either the guinea group or the family of pigs.  Guinea pigs are big, weighing 700 to 1200 g (1.5-2.5 pounds), they are 20 to 25 cm (8 to 10 inches) long and have a lifespan of 4 to 5 years, even 8 years.

Hamsters

Hamsters are rodents belonging to the family Cricetidae and the subfamily Cricetinae.  These crepuscular (twilight) Hamsters settle underground at day protecting themselves against predators.
Hamster mix containing cracked corn, pellets, seeds and grains is best for your pet. You can easily obtain it is from the pet supply stores.
Interacting with these hamsters adds fun to its breeding.

Chinchillas

The chinchillas belong to the mammal category.
They are a bit bigger and stronger than the ground squirrels.
We find them in general colors like black velvet, white, beige, violet, ebony, sapphire and combinations of these colors.  Chinchillas are gentle and loving animals; do take care of them. In case you handle them from infancy, they become quiet and domesticated. Handle them with care; they are excellent pets.

Mouse

A mouse is a tiny mammal associated with the group of rodents.  Their peculiar characteristics are small, rounded ears, pointed snout and a long bare tail with no hairs. The general house mouse (Mus musculus) is a well-known variety of mice. Many people domesticate this mouse also. Some varieties of field mice are familiar in a few places.