Have you ever taken your children to the pet store just to look at the hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, gerbils, hedgehogs, prairie dogs and other “little cute pets” only to find yourself giving into the your child’s pleading, and going home with a new pet? Before you know it you find that you, not your child, is the care giver for that cute pet.
This happens to many parents. We want our children to have the experience of owning and caring for a pet. To make this more successful for both you and your child, we provide you with the information that can help you select the right pet and caring for it. Knowing a little about the health, habits, required care, and disposition of each of these animals can help keep them healthy. Small pets are not the smartest pets, but they are nice. They have a great sense of smell, but not very good eyes. They are covered in fur and have tails. Hamsters, Mice, and Rats are nocturnal. The rest are half nocturnal.