Top Ten Rodents to Keep As a Pet

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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 animals ever! They love snuggles and hugs, how could you not love them? O(≧o≦)o

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.
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 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.
7 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.
8 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.

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.

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10 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

The Contenders

11 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
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