Hamsters have become established as popular small house pets but are often used as laboratory animals. They typically live between 2 to 3 years. In the wild, hamsters are underground during the day to avoid being caught by predators. They enjoy burrowing and they feed primarily on seeds, fruits, and vegetation. They have elongated cheek pouches extending to their shoulders in which they carry food back to their burrows.
Pet mice are a domesticated form of the house mouse. Fancy mice have also been specially bred for exhibiting, with shows being held internationally. Mice are inexpensive compared to other larger pets, but they are also short-lived compared to other animals. Likely to live for 18 to 30 months.
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Gerbils are a small rodent mammal once known simply as "desert rats". They live between 2 to 4 years and are a gentle and hardy animal that has become a popular pet. It was first brought from China to Paris, France, in the 19th century. Gerbils are typically between six and twelve inches (150 and 300 mm) long, including the tail, which makes up about one-half of their total length.
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Guinea Pigs live for around 4 to 8 years, so their care is a long-term commitment. Males are known as boars and females are called sows. Guinea pigs need company of their own kind and can be kept in same sex groups or in pairs. Don’t forget, if you’re planning to keep a male and female together, it’s essential that the male is neutered to avoid unwanted babies. It takes around four weeks for a male to become sterile after being neutered.