Have you thought about getting a small pet like a hamster, gerbil, or guinea pig? You may think small pets will make a good "starter" pet for your child, or that they're less of a commitment than other pets like cats and dogs. Despite their small size, owning one of these pets is a big responsibility!
Small mammals can make great pets. However, owning a small mammal is a big responsibility, even though the animal itself might be tiny. Before you adopt, think about the people in your household. If a small mammal is still for you, then our guide will help you keep them healthy and happy.