Small Pet Breeds

Small Pet Breeds

Holland Lop

Simply adorable, little Holland Lops with long lop ears conquer the hearts of all animal lovers in a flash! With the right care and plenty of affection, these cute rodents are ideal pets for the whole family. Read more on owning Holland Lops.

Chinchilla

Length: 30-49cm Weight: 1 – 1.5kg Lifespan: 15-20 years Indoor or Outdoor: Indoor Domestic varieties include: Chinchilla lanigera, chinchilla brevicaudata.

Ferrets

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 Pig

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.

Yellow Necked Mouse

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.