Small Animals. The terms “small mammals” or “pocket pets,” refer to small animals, often rodents, which are kept as pets and could fit into your pocket. Common small mammal pets include, Rats, Mice, Hamsters, Gerbils, Guinea pigs, Pygmy hedgehogs, Sugar gliders and other small mammals. Small mammals also include a few animals that are not so small, such as rabbits.
There are pets for every lifestyle. For some people, an athletic dog to go jogging with every morning is ideal, others may want a cat who lazes on their lap, a colourful bird whose antics keep them company, or a turtle or school of fish that provide relaxing observation. Small mammals for the purpose of our pet guide typically fall somewhere between “lap cat” and “school of fish,” in that they can be handled with care and are also delightful to observe in their own environment as they play tunnel, batting balls, spinning their running wheels, and more!