What are the beginner pocket pets for children?

Nearly all pocket pets are good first pets for children. These small, furry creatures are typically harmless and easy to maintain. Foods are easy to find and affordable, too. One of the most popular pocket pet for kids are guinea pigs. These rodents look adorable. They are sturdier than rats and, when handled properly, don't scratch or bite. Guinea pigs can be trained to respond to a whistle...


Can small animals be trained?

Some, but not all, species of animals can be trained, and the level of difficulty involved in training these animals vary from species to species. Rats, for instance, intelligent species that they are, are very easy to train, while hamsters are not. Training small animals require a high level of care, understanding, and commitment. Their individual personality traits and capabilities have to be...


My pocket pet is sick. What should I do?

Loss of appetite, unusual lethargy, diarrhea, self-imposed isolation, wounds, hair patches, and problems in breathing are the most common symptoms of illness in small animals. If you notice these symptoms in your animal, bring your pet to a local vet for appropriate medication. Make sure the veterinarian specializes on care of small animals. Most illnesses are indirectly caused by poor hygiene,...


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