The Pocket Pet Line Up:
The smallest of our line up, mice have made great pets for thousands of years due to their intelligence and friendliness. They don't require much cage space but are very active and thrive when given lots of attention.
Rats might have a bad reputation but they can be some of the best pets. Like mice they are smart and social but their increased size makes them easier to handle and harder to lose. Contrary to some beliefs pet (or fancy) rats are incredibly clean animals and do not carry diseases.
Hamsters may be the best known, and certainly most popular, pocket pets. There are several species that range in size, color, and amount of fur. They are incredibly cute but prone to being more solitary than some of their rodent cousins and may not bond as easily with people.
Gerbils are highly social and active animals that do best in pairs or a group with a few of their own kind. They are active both during the day and at night making them an entertaining friend to watch or play with at any time of day.