Rabbits
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History:
Rabbits are found almost worldwide; they are found on every continent except Antarctica. Rabbits have been farmed for meat and domesticated for pets for hundreds of years. Domesticated rabbits range in size from two to fifteen pounds and come in a variety of colours and coat types. There are almost a hundred different breeds of domesticated rabbits. Some of the most popular pet ra... Read more

Gerbils
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History:
Gerbils are small rodents that originate from parts of Europe and Northern Asia. Dr. Victor Schwentker brought the first gerbils to America in 1954 for research. In the 1960 and 1970s, gerbils spread throughout America and all of Europe and became popular pets for children.

Temperament:
With gentle socialization, gerbils can become very friendly and playful. Gerbils ... Read more

Emperor Scorpions
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History:
The Emperor Scorpion originates from Africa and are commonly seen in places like Ghana and Togo. Their natural habitat is either in humid rainforests, or in the arid savannah. Due to their naturally docile nature and not extremely potent venom, the Emperor Scorpion is the most common type of scorpion sold as an exotic pet. The Emperor Scorpion is the most commonly used scorpion i... Read more

Hamsters
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History:
Hamsters are native to Russia, Asia, Africa and parts of Eastern Europe. Hamsters were first brought to North America in the late 1930s, first becoming a research and zoo animal, and then a popular children’s pet. Today, there are four major breeds of domesticated hamsters, the Teddy Bear Hamster, Siberian Hamster, Chinese Hamster, and the Roborovsky’s Djungarian Hamster

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Mice
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History:
Mice are extremely prevalent and are found worldwide, except Antarctica. There are hundreds of different types of mice, but only a few are bred as pet. Domesticated mice are available in a large variety of colors and coat types.

Temperament:
Mice are naturally shy and cautious. However, with gentle handling and socialization, mice can become very tame, friendly and ... Read more

Pet Rats
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History:
Rats are found naturally throughout most of the world, everywhere, but Antarctica. Rats have been kept as pets since the late 1800s. Rats are such popular pets there are numerous rat clubs and associations worldwide. Pet rats are available in a variety of colours and coat length, and each rat seems to have its own personality and character that sets it apart from other rats.

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Chinchillas
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History:
Chinchillas are rodents that are native to South America, particularly Chile. Chinchillas have exceptionally soft luxurious coats and were first domesticated to be farmed for their fur. In the 1970s, they started to become popular as pets and now enjoy moderate popularity in North America. Today, chinchillas are found almost worldwide as a pet.

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Sugar Gliders

History:
The sugar glider is a small marsupial that is native to Australia, New Guinea, Tasmania, and parts of Indonesia. Sugar Gliders have only become popular as pets in the last twenty years; however, in that time they have spread almost worldwide and are available at numerous pet stores.

Temperament:
Sugar gliders are naturally shy and timid, and may shriek in fear if so... Read more