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Rabbits

www.rabbit.org AND Rabbit Info AND www.bunnybuddies.org

Where to find a rabbit VET or Spay/Neuter....Information

The House Rabbit Society recommends Rabbits as pets ONLY for persons 8 and older.
Even then a child should be supervised by an ADULT.
The ASPCA states that Rabbits are physically delicate and fragile, and require specialized veterinary care.
Children and Rabbits - www.rabbit.org/faq/sections/children.html#number

Guinea Pigs

CAUTION: Do NOT keep Guinea Pigs outside in the Texas climate. Guinea pigs can have heatstroke at 85°F and also canNOT tolerate cold.

www.spca.bc.ca/Factsheets/guinea.htm AND www.guinnapiginfo AND www.hsusorggpcare
Printable care sheet: www.guinnalynx.info/pamphlet.pdf
Guinea pigs are social animals, so it is best if they live in PAIRS.
Usually females cohabit well as either siblings or mother-daughter pairs.
Males will sometimes get along but they often do not unless raised together.
Males should NEVER be placed with females under any circumstances even for a short period.

Ferrets

Ferret Care Info

Small Rodents

Hamsters

Hamster Care AND www.hsus.org/ace/11807
The ASPCA recommends Hamsters as pets ONLY for persons OVER the age of SIX.
Also the child should be supervised by an ADULT.

Gerbils

www.animalland.org_gerbil.care

Rats

RAT Care AND www.petrats.org

The ASPCA states that young caretakers should ALWAYS be supervised by an adult.

Mice
MOUSE Care
The ASPCA recommends a mouse as a pet ONLY for 'OLDER' children to adults.
They state that mice are fragile and should be treated gently, and children caring for them should ALWAYS be supervised by an adult.