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6 Best Rodent Species as Pet


History;

Rodent is the mammals of the Rodentia. Rodents are small but social animal. Rodents are found almost all continents. Rodents are characterized by the single pair of incisor upper and lower jaws. Rodents are also having number of species.

Rodent as a good pet;

Rodent is a good household pet. You may keep rodents as a pet. In rodent species include such as;

Gerbils

Hamster

chinchillas

Guinea pigs

Rat

Mice

Gerbils;

Gerbils are the species of rodent which is having broader head and small ears. They also having slimmer body, long tail and their backs are arched. Their body colors are black, brown, grey, orange and white. They are decent pet and also more active and full of energy. Their average running is 8 inches long. Gerbils are also having 2 to 4 years life span.

Hamsters;

Hamsters are also one another species of rodents. They are small creature of rodents. Their average size is 5 inches. They can also having large eyes, erect ears and stubby tails. Hamsters body color are in Gold, white, cream, black, grey, cinnamon and sable. They can also reasonable pet they are faster in running. They become more faster in night. You cannot able to easily hold them. Hamster’s life span is 2 to 3 years. They are like live alone, so, they are good pet at home.

Chinchillas;

They are more attractive rodent species. They also have furry tails. Chinchillas are discriminate species due to their furry tail. Chinchillas are featured with large and round eyes, erect ears and long tail. Chinchillas are in grey or beige colored. Basically they are darker in front and lighter as beneath. Chinchilla’s rodents handled easily. But they can’t bear loud noise. When you kept as pet then avoid noise and keep in slight nose atmosphere. They live with their species happily. Their life span is 10 years.

Guinea pig;

Guinea pig is also one of the rodent species. Guinea pigs are tailless creature of rodent. Their weight is 2 pound as adult pig. They are features with Roman nose, round eyes and their ears are look like rose petal. Due to their beauty people kept as a pet. These are good and soft natured pet. They are also active creature of rodents. They also like live with their species. Guinea life span is 5 to 8 years.

Rat;

Rat is also one of the rodent species. It is similar to mice species. Their size is 7 inches. Their tail is also long. Rat body colors such as black, grey, brown and beige. They are hairless animal. If you keep as pet then special care of their body and keep warm. Rat rodents are more intelligent and curious animal. They pick quickly any habit or behavior when your trained it. Their life span is 2 to 3 years. Rat male and female is good pet.

Mice;

Mice are also one of the rodent species. It is to smaller in size. They are small such as 4 inches nose to tail. Mice are featured as round eyes, long tail and tulip ears. Mice are one of the fair pet. They are not close early. At least 3 weeks spend for closer with regular contact. When you keep as pet then regularly contact with mice and then attached with you at least 3 weeks. They are like hamsters. Female mice like and live happily with other but male mice fight with others. Their life span is 1 to 2 years.

Note;

These all species of rodent are the best pet you keep in house hold setting due to their characteristic.

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