Best Small Pets to Have

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The Top Ten

1 Hermit Crab
2 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.
3 Box Turtles

OK, I do not HAVE a turtle, but I know that they are one of the best reptiles to own :)
(Research) :) good luck if you want to get a pet!

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

Rabbits are cute fuzzy but there are 2 types of rabbit group
Upright ears can be found to himalayan, florida white rabbits
Down ears can be found to the lop rabbits

But rabbits are not easy to take care of they need lot of space
They need a lot of bedding
They can die of touching lead to heart attack
They poop everywhere

They are so cute

Rabbits are by far the best small pet to have. Their feeling capivity is so big. My rabbit has lived for so long and is my best friend.

5 Betta Fish

My Betta Fish Lives In A 1 Gallon Tank, He’s Happier Than He Was When He Was In That 5 Gallon Tank When That Person Gave The Betta To Me In The 5 Gallon Tank!

6 Ferrets The ferret is the domesticated form of the European polecat, a mammal belonging to the same genus as the weasel, Mustela of the family Mustelidae.
7 Parrots Parrots, also known as psittacines, are birds of the roughly 393 species in 92 genera that make up the order Psittaciformes, found in most tropical and subtropical regions.
8 Geckos Geckos are lizards belonging to the infraorder Gekkota, found in warm climates throughout the world. They range from 1.6 to 60 cm.
9 Rats 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.

That quote is true. They say a dog is a mans best friend. They say a dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than it loves itself. Those are true. Rats are dogs too. Cause they just are so much like dogs. So.. A rat is a mans best friend. A rat is the only thing on earth that loves you more than it loves itself. Technically.

Timmy soup? Ekekepowpow? WUT R U SAYING!? I love rats by the way

So cute and loyal and fun.
"Understanding a rats love for its owner is understanding true love itself"- anonymous

Rats are a.w.e.s.o.m.e.! Which means
Awesome wowee elephant so-cool ooh moo ekekepowow!
V.o.t.e f.o.r r.a.t.s.! Which means vote ooh to eh for
Ooh! Rats rats amazing toopow Timmy soup!

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

You get really attached with them and I cried for a WHOLE MONTH after my hamster died ;(

These are also cute - OneWayStreet

They are the best

That’s a guinea pig not a hamster and why are rats higher than Guinea pigs

The Contenders

11 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.

GERBILS! Ya the best!

... You're the Timmy soup guy aren't you.

Gerbils are g.e.r.b.I.l.s (gerbils) which means gerbil err ropow bam ialalsk laaapowww ss-thing

12 Ant Ants are eusocial insects of the family Formicidae and, along with the related wasps and bees, belong to the order Hymenoptera.

Ants are okay butt we all know that house flies make better pets!

13 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.

An these are cute - OneWayStreet

14 Bearded Dragon

Very laid back and docile. Easy to care for, and very hardy. They can go a month without water and half a year without food, but don't do that! Do your research. Very, very affordable in the long run.

Very laid back and docile.

15 Tarantula Tarantulas comprise a group of large and often hairy arachnids belonging to the Theraphosidae family of spiders, of which approximately 900 species have been identified.

I have one and he requires less attention and care than my mice, betta fish, scorpions, rats, budgies, gold fish and cats. AND he's very friendly. Never bites.

16 Budgerigar The budgerigar, also known as the common pet parakeet or shell parakeet and informally nicknamed the budgie, is a small, long-tailed, seed-eating parrot.
17 Lovebirds
18 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.

I had mice and there were twice as affectoionate than my hamster
cons pros
short life spans really friendly
males stink rarley bite
need two doe adorable

19 Pygmy Marmoset
20 Fennec Fox The fennec fox or fennec is a small nocturnal fox found in the Sahara of North Africa. Its most distinctive feature is its unusually large ears, which also serve to dissipate heat.
21 Sugar Glider The sugar glider is a small, omnivorous, arboreal, and nocturnal gliding possum belonging to the marsupial infraclass.
22 Kinkajou
23 Frilled Lizard The frilled-neck lizard, also known as the frilled lizard, frilled dragon or frilled agama, is a species of lizard which is found mainly in northern Australia and southern New Guinea. This species is the only member of the genus Chlamydosaurus.
24 Iguana Iguana is a genus of omnivorous lizards native to tropical areas of Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean.
25 Anole
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