Other Rodents You May Want to Consider. Rodents make great pets. Not only are they small and easy to use, they’re fun to watch and usually have no problems. While some people associate rodents with dark, dirty, and scary sewer rats, you’ll find that there are many cute, furry rodents that would make perfect companions for people of all ages.
The good thing about rodents is that they are very small. This means you don’t need too much to keep them in your home. In addition, they are low maintenance. You can put them in their cage, play with them for a bit and feed them and they will usually take care of themselves.
Below is a list of the most common rodenticides you may want to consider for your dog.
1. Hamster Rodents are not very long-lived. However, they live an average of two to three years. You need a cage that is big enough for hamsters because they are very active. They can also be kept individually without cages. They are very good, especially if you treat them from a young age. However, they can become frustrated and defensive, especially if you wake them up during the day (they are nocturnal animals).
2. Gerbils – Gerbils also live up to three years. They have a barbed tail that is about half their size. They are also very social rodents, so it would be great to buy them in pairs. However, you can buy gerbils of the same sex, as they can grow up quickly if left alone. They have a very pleasant personality, but you should avoid holding their tails.
3. Mice-mice are short-lived rodents. They only live for about one to three years. They are also very fun to watch, but due to their skittish nature, they may be very hard to handle out of the cage. They don’t typically need too much room to live in. However, being social creatures, you’ll have to buy them in pairs-just remember to keep them of the same-sex so they don’t procreate uncontrollably.
4. Guinea pigs- guinea pigs are the longest lived of the here mentioned rodents. You could keep a guinea pig for about five years. They are also very gentle in nature, and aren’t averse to handling. The truth is they won’t bite even when agitated. They are pretty big, so you will need to give them enough cage space. They are social creatures, so you’ll need to keep them in pairs. You also have to supply them with an adequate supply of vegetables and vitamin C.