Length: 30-49cm Weight: 1 – 1.5kg Lifespan: 15-20 years Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor Domestic varieties include: Chinchilla lanigera, chinchilla brevicaudata.
Length: 50cm including 12cm tail Weight: 0.6 – 1.8kg Lifespan: Up to 10 years (average 6 years) Indoor or Outdoor: Both (although bear odour in mind when deciding to keep a ferret indoors) Domestic Varieties include: Ferrets vary in colour but the most common are sable and white
Guinea pigs are cute, cuddly, clever, and make great pets, even for younger children. When handled correctly, they can be sociable and ‘chatty’. Although they make excellent pets for children, an adult should always take responsibility for making sure they are well cared for, adequately fed and housed and handled properly.
It is no surprise that the yellow necked mouse, which is very active at night and not normally found in areas where humans live, is not at all well-known. Until this century, this rodent was not differentiated from its sibling species, the wood mouse, which is known to most people.