Most popular pet rodents

Now pet rodents take pride of place in people’s lives. Is to figure out which ones are the most popular.

Guinea pig Sheltie

Representatives of this breed beautiful. Wool, as if the train falls behind the body, it grows in the direction from the head.

Eyes animal huge and slightly convex. If you are going to put the pig, then her hair on the rump should be subjected to trimming.

So the coat is not too dirty it rolled up in curlers. According to the standards of a Guinea pig should have a broad head, short nose, ears to resemble the petals of roses, planted too high.

Guinea pig Peruvian

This breed includes representatives with a short body, but it should be wide. The head is short and broad shoulders. The eyes of Peruvian pigs are clean, shiny and large. The ears are arranged symmetrically.

The coat of these pigs straight, silky, dense with a thick undercoat. Have a different color. They are calm, kind and sympathetic toward human affection.

Angora rabbit

These rabbits imported from Poland. Color they can be different. Interesting rabbits in their “clothing” up to 30 days, the rabbits look like “ugly ducklings”, and 50 day become “beautiful swans”.

You should not breed those rabbits who have a bad pubescence of the head. Rabbit need to constantly comb brush and cut the rolled fur.


This animal is very similar to squirrel, only the size is much smaller. Color Chipmunk yellow-brown-grey on the back has 5 black and brown stripes, and the abdomen entirely bright. Best place hanging out on the ground. Chipmunks eat mostly herbaceous plants and seeds of coniferous trees.

In addition they can feed on insects and berries. To make it through the winter they do the stocks of pine nuts and the ears of grain. In winter they hibernate. At home to keep them is in a cage.

Guinea pig Skinny

Skinny absolutely hairless, so they need special care. It must be equipped with a large terrarium. Clean up after animals need not more than 2 times a week.

At the bottom of the pan should be sawdust, but not very small. Skinny need in a balanced and fortified food. You can give apples, beet and carrots.

The mouse is tiny

Mice less were used for laboratory tests and took the place of Pets. They are not as wild, easy to handle, eat almost any food.

Also you should know, before you get a mouse, that’s what they’re smelly. But mouse-little produce little or no odor. They are the most agile and fast.


These furry creatures were introduced from South America. They reach a small size, they look like rabbits and squirrels at the same time. The head of the animal is large, the eyes large and expressive head, short neck, small feet, long tail. Live rodents up to 20 years. Fur they are very durable and thick.

Room for keeping chinchilla’s home should be bright, well ventilated, dry and warm. This can be either an aviary or cage. Chinchilla eats almost everything, but don’t forget that she necessarily should always be hay.

Guinea pig

These animals are very kind and peaceful. Care of them subject. But you should know that they very poorly tolerate changes in temperature. Homeland of Guinea pigs is Peru. A special sign of the animals is the structure of the paws: front paws have 4 fingers and on the back – 3.

Special conditions for keeping in the home is not required. For they fit even bulky plywood box or aquarium. Prefer pigs plant food, seed grain and plant herbs, but also important to them, and fortified foods.

Naked Sphynx rat

It’s the rats that underwent mutation. They don’t have fur, it may be a small amount on the legs, head and stomach.

Their skin has a pink hue. Eyes of different colors, but always bright and shiny. They have a very poor health and this should be taken into account in their content.

Decorative mouse

These mice there is rapid adaptation to the new place. Live mouse in containers of glass or in a cage of metal. The basic point is to keep them from escaping. In their “housing” should be a running wheel, whereby the mouse will get exercise.

Lay in the “house” you can either sawdust, only the large, or wood filler that is used to cats. The main “dish” is oats, millet, wheat, barley, rye. You can also give wheat, oats and buckwheat.

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