We have already mentioned some of the most popular rodents as pets; let me present you some others:
- Gerbil : This rodent native to Mongolia, Siberia and China is known as Mongolian Gerbil, has a tail of 6-12 inches, their hair has row roots and brown or black tips, has big ears and striking eyes. One of the peculiarities of gerbils is that they have hind legs that allow them to jump like kangaroos. At home you must take into account their need to dig, so you should buy a terrarium for it to dig tunnels, with enough room to exercise, glass walls and a floor covered with wood shavings, sand, and water and food bowl.
For food you should give them seeds mixed with grains and nuts and dried vegetables. To keep their coats in good condition you should give them a sand bath available in specialized stores. Because of its speed it is very important to avoid letting him out of the terrarium without supervision, as it is very difficult to capture again.
- Angora Rabbits: These small rabbits are great to have as pets at home. Those animals weight less than 2 kilos and have a rather nervous nature, this is something that should be considered when choosing where you will place your cage. Angora Rabbits are sociable with other pets and require a large place like a cage, with paper, sawdust or other materials to maintain hygiene and absorb odors.
Calcium blocks are ideal for their teeth, water, and a high fiber diet. The care of its coat will require daily combing and regular visits to the vet to cut its nails, weight control and other maintenance issues.
- Chinchillas: The Chinchilla is native to South America, his skin became highly sought after in Europe and was on the verge of extinction, so hunting and sale of fur was banned in 1910. The Chinchillas can measure 25-35 inches long and weigh half a kilo. It is a nocturnal animal, and his eyes are particularly suitable for activities in the dark. There are two types of chinchillas, the Brevicaudata (with longer fur) and Costina (with short fur)
They are nervous but can adapt with the help of their owners to feel safe in their home environment. Their diet consists of hay, feed and water, as well as fruits and vegetables occasionally. Their habitat requires spacious cages with different levels to climb, a water dispenser. Never wet them, always sand bath.
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