Pet Rodents and Other Small Pets

Quick Facts

There are numerous pet rodents and other small animal that make excellent pets. They require less daily commitment than a traditional dog or cat and are generally less expensive to maintain. Small pet rodents and other similar animals are often considered good first pets or good pets for children; however, many of the pet rodents and other small pets are too sensitive and nervous to be make good pets for young children. Those considering adding a rodent or other small animal to their home, should research each species individually to ensure they get the right pet to match their household.

To learn more about an individual species just hit on the linked word to be taken to an in depth Regal Pet article on the animal.

Hamster: there are about 24 species of hamsters, but only about five species are commonly sold as pets.
Syrian/Golden
Campbell’s
Siberian/Winter White
Roborovski
chinese

Rabbit: There are about 50 different breeds of rabbits available as pets. Much like Dog kennel clubs and cat kennel clubs, there are rabbit kennel clubs and rabbit shows.
Alaska
Altex
American Blue
American white
American Fuzzy Lop
American Sable
Argente Bleu
Argente Brun
Argente Clair
Argente Crème
Argente Noir
Argente St. Hubert
Baladi
Bauscat
Beige
Belgian Hare
Beveren
Blanc de Bouscat
Banc de popielno
Blanc de Termonde
Blue of ham
Blue of Sint-Niklaas
Bourbonnais Grey
Brazilian
Britannia Petite
British Giant
Brown Chestnut of lorraine
Caldes
Californian
Carmagnola Grey
Cashmere Lop
Chaudry
Checkered Giant
Chinchilla
American Chinchilla
Giganta Chinchilla
Giant Chinchilla
Cinnamon
Continental Giant
Criollo
Cuban Brown
Czech Albin
Czech Red Rabbit
Czech Spot
Deilenaar
Dutch
Tri-coloured Dutch
Dwarf Hotot
Dwarf/mini Lop
Elfin
Enderby Island
English Angora
English Spot
English Lop
Fauve de Bourgogne
Fee de Marbourg
Flemish Gant
Florida White
Fox Silver
French Angora
French lop
Gabali
German Angora
German Lop
Giant Angora
Giant papillon
Giza White
Golden Glavcot
Gotland
Grey Pearl of Halle
Harlequin
Havana
Himalayan
Hulstlander
Hungarian Giant
Jersey Wooly
Kabyle
Lilac
Lionhead
Liptov Baldspotted rabbit
Meissner Lop
Miniature/Holland Lop
Mini lion Lop
Netherland Dwraf
New Zealand
New Zealand Red
Orestad
Palomino
Pani
Pannon White
Perifee
Plush Lop - standard
Plush lop- mini
Pointed Beveren
Polish
Rex - standard
Rex- Astrex
Rex - mini
Rex - opossum
Rhine;ander
Sallander
San jaun
Satin
Satin -mini
Satin - Angora
Sachsengold
Siberian
Siamese Sable
Silver
Silver Fox
Silver Marten
Smoke Pearl
Spanish Giant
Squirrel
Sussex
Swiss Fox
Tadla
Tan
Teddywidder
Thrianta
Thuringer
Vienna
Wheaten
Wheaten Lynx
Zemmouri

Chinchilla: There are only two types of chinchillas commonly sold as pets
Chinchilla brevicaudata
chinchilla lanigera.

Hedgehog; there are about six different species of hedgehogs commonly sold as pets; most of the species sold as pets are hybrids.
white-bellied hedgehog
Four-toed hedgehog
North African hedgehog
European hedgehog
Long-eared hedgehog
Indian long-eared hedgehog

Ferret; There are only two species of ferrets sold as pets.
Domestic ferret
Black-footed ferret

Gerbil; there are only two types of gerbils commonly sold as pets.
Mongolian Gerbils
Fat-Tailed Gerbils/ Jirds/ Duprasi

Guinea Pig: there are about ten types of guinea pigs sold as pets.
Abyssinian
American
Crested
Coronet
Peruvian
Silkie
Skinny Pig
Teddy
Texel

Mice: Most pet stores sell two types of mice: fancy and feeder/standard. However, there are several different types of fancy mice breeds.
Self
Marked
Tan
Satin

Rats: there are 5-10 different types of rats commonly available in pet stores.
Dumbo
Hairless
Manx
Satin
Rex
Standard
Dwarf

Sugar Gliders

Degus

Chipmunks: Chipmunks are not commonly sold as pets in North America, but are fairly common pets in Europe. There are only two types of chipmunks commonly sold as pets.
North American Chipmunk
Siberian chipmunk

Squirrel: Squirrels are not commonly sold as pets in North America, but are fairly common pets in Europe. There are only three types of squirrels commonly sold as pets.
American Red squirrel
Grey squirrel
Southern Flying squirrel

Skunks: there is only one type of skunk commonly sold as pets.
Striped skunk

Monkeys: There are about seven types of monkeys that are commonly sold as pets; they are all small sociable species of monkeys.
Tamarin
marmosets
macaques
capuchins
Spider monkeys
Squirrel monkey
Guenons

Fox:
Fennec Fox


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