Top Ten Rodents to Keep As a Pet


The Top Ten

1 Guinea Pig Guinea Pig The guinea pig, also called the cavy or domestic guinea pig, is a species of rodent belonging to the family Caviidae and the genus Cavia.

Guinea pigs are cool! Long living, (unlike a lot of rodents) tiny and sweet! My sister used to have some!

Guinea pigs rule the wild!

Guinea pigs are the best for a pet in the world!

Cutest pet ever. I had one and she loved hugs and snuggles so much. Best pet. everyone needs one. even as a companion

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2 Rabbit Rabbit Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world.

Rabbits are not rodents. They are small mammals in the family leporidae of the order lagomorpha. - DUTCHlioness

Rabbits are order lagomorpha be ashamed of your mistake

3 Hamster Hamster Hamsters are rodents belonging to the subfamily Cricetinae. The subfamily contains about 25 species, classified in six or seven genera.

Hamsters are very cute. I had a dwarf. Dwarf hamsters are the cutest ones. Especially the Siberian dwarf hamsters (winter whites) but the Campbell's are also cute. Syrian hamsters are not as cute, but they are more cuddly. Chinchillas are nice. Rats are also a great pet and they should be higher. But mice too are amazing pets! So are gerbils!

4 Gerbil A gerbil is a small mammal of the order Rodentia. Once known simply as "desert rats", the gerbil subfamily includes about 110 species of African, Indian, and Asian rodents, including sand rats and jirds, all of which are adapted to arid habitats.

I've raised gerbils before and they are the sweetest creatures ever. They should be higher up on this list!

R u kidding

5 Mouse Mouse A mouse is a small rodent characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, a body-length scaly tail and a high breeding rate. The best known mouse species is the common house mouse. It is also a popular pet.


6 Rat Rat Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents of the superfamily Muroidea. "True rats" are members of the genus Rattus, the most important of which to humans are the black rat, Rattus rattus, and the brown rat, Rattus norvegicus.

Easily the best pet ever! And when people call rats, "pests" they mean, pet bests for short. P.est PET bests. Lol. My rats are the most loyal, beautiful things ever. Can't imagine life without em

Rats are cute, smart, and awesome. rats should be higher up, trained rats can be extremely sweet! They are not dangerous or smelly in any way.

Very intelligent,loyal and loyal


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7 Chinchilla Chinchilla Chinchillas are two species of crepuscular rodents, slightly larger and more robust than ground squirrels. They are native to the Andes mountains in South America and live in colonies called "herds" at high elevations up to 4,270 m.
8 Chipmunk Chipmunk Chipmunks are small, striped rodents of the family Sciuridae. Chipmunks are found in North America, with the exception of the Siberian chipmunk which is found primarily in Asia.
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They are amazing - Lukerower

10 Beaver Beaver The beaver is a primarily nocturnal, large, semiaquatic rodent. Castor includes two extant species, the North American beaver and Eurasian beaver. Beavers are known for building dams, canals, and lodges. V 1 Comment

The Contenders

11 Capybara Capybara The capybara is the largest rodent in the world. It is a member of the genus Hydrochoerus, of which the only other extant member is the lesser capybara. V 2 Comments
12 Squirrel Squirrel Squirrels are members of the family Sciuridae, a family that includes small or medium-size rodents. The squirrel family includes tree squirrels, ground squirrels, chipmunks, marmots, flying squirrels, and prairie dogs amongst other rodents.

Make sure it's a rescue though.

13 Coypu

Don't just buy one, if you want one, rescue one and if it can't go back to the wild, give them a home.

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