Hamsters are popular and come in various breeds. Syrian hamsters are larger and prefer to live alone, while Dwarf hamsters are smaller and can often be kept in pairs or small groups.
Gerbils are social animals that thrive in pairs or groups. They are curious, active, and have a friendly disposition. Providing a gerbil with a spacious enclosure and proper enrichment is essential.
Mice are social animals and generally do well in same-sex pairs or groups. They are curious and enjoy exploring their environment. Mice are relatively easy to care for and can be quite interactive.
Domestic rats are known for their intelligence, sociability, and affectionate nature. Rats are highly trainable and often enjoy human interaction. Like mice, they thrive in same-sex pairs or groups.
Guinea pigs are larger than many other rodents and have a calm and gentle demeanor. They are social animals and typically do best in pairs. Guinea pigs require a spacious cage and a diet rich in hay and vegetables.
Chinchillas have soft and dense fur and are known for their playful and active behavior. They require a dust bath for grooming, and their diet consists mainly of hay and chinchilla pellets. Chinchillas are best kept in pairs.
Degus are social and intelligent rodents native to Chile. They are best kept in pairs or small groups. Degus require a specialized diet, including hay, and they enjoy toys for mental stimulation.
Hedgehogs are unique and nocturnal pets. They have quills on their backs but are generally gentle when handled regularly. Hedgehogs require a suitable diet, a warm environment, and a secure enclosure.