Small animals are adorable pets, especially
as a first pet for a child. Aside from providing your child with a fun
companion, owning their first pet will also teach them about responsibility.
If you’re thinking about buying a dog or
cat for your child soon, seeing how they handle a mouse, rat or guinea pig is a
great way to assess whether they can handle the responsibility of a larger pet.
If you are trying to decide between our
small animal options, we can advise you on the pros and cons of owning mice,
rats or guinea pigs. In general, guinea pigs and rats are better pets in terms
of their relationships with humans. Rats are often described as small dogs
because they can form a lovely bond with their human owner.
While mice can be fun pets, they are not as
responsive or affectionate. Mice make better pets if you are looking for a
small animal will keep to itself.