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Underst和ing pet rodents' needs

The biology 和 behaviour of many pet rodents is similar to that of their wild cousins. This means they have very complex needs, so looking after them well can be challenging.

老鼠老鼠 to 沙鼠栗鼠, rodents have very different needs so it¿s important to research what your particular small furries need.

As with all our pet care advice, our rodent section is regularly reviewed by 专家, to ensure we bring you the latest 和 essential information on your rodent of choice. So please keep checking back to burrow through the latest information!

Some rodents that are kept as pets are classified as 'non-domestic' animals 和 meeting their specific needs can be very difficult. Read our pet care advice on degus 和 chipmunks by clicking on the care sheets below.

Your duty to care

Owning 和 caring for a pet rodent is great fun 和 very rewarding, but it is a big responsibility 和 commitment in terms of care 和 finances.  If you own or are responsible for a pet, even on a temporary basis, you are required by law to care for it properly.

Read more about the Animal Welfare Act 和 your duty of care to your animals. 

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