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  1. Chinchillas can make great pets but they are not suited for everyone especially small children. Chinchillas are a crepuscular rodent and native to the Andes Mountains in South America.

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  2. Ferrets are members of the Mustelidae family, that includes the Mink, Weasel, Sea Otter, Skunk, the European Polecat among others. Ferrets have been domesticated animals for over 2,500 years. Ferrets have been used to hunt rabbits. Ferrets can make excellent pets.

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  3. Gerbils and hamsters are both rodents and are fascinating animals. Gerbils are between 6 and 12 inches long, including their tail, which can be one-half of their total length. The most common type of gerbil kept as a pet is the Mongolian. Hamsters belong to the subfamily Cricetinae. The most common hamster for pets are the 6 inch Syrian, also known as the Golden Hamster or Teddy Bear Hamster. Unlike Gerbils, Hamsters are virtually tailless.

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  4. Guinea pigs are not pigs. They are rodents belonging to the Caviidae family. Guinea pigs are also called Cavies (singular is Cavy). Guinea Pigs make fun family pets but make sure children handle them gently. Guinea pigs should be kept in pairs. Guinea pigs live longer than many other small pets, 5 to 7 years or longer. The average adult guinea pig will weigh about 2.5 lbs and they can grow to be 10 to 14 inches in size.

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  5. Rabbits are mammals belonging to the family Leporidae. Rabbits are known for their long ears. They have powerful hind legs and a short tail. Rabbits can make wonderful pets. Rabbits are playful, intelligent, curious and can be trained. Rabbits have different personalities and need human interaction. Rabbits have a long life span of 8 to 10 years.

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  6. Rats and mice can be good pets and are very social animals. Rats are bigger than mice and require a larger cage. Rats and mice have the same diet. You can purchase rat & mouse food at a pet store. Rats are intelligent and bond with their owners.

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  7. Discuss topics related to Reptiles - Snakes, Lizards, Iguanas and Turtles and Amphibians - Frogs, Toads, Newts and Salamanders.

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