By Species The World Wide Pet Industry Association, Inc.© (WWPIA) is the oldest non-profit organization within the industry promoting responsible growth and development of the companion pet, as well as related products and services. http://www.petsource.org/small-animal-species.html Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:32:38 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Rat http://www.petsource.org/small-animal-species/5446-rat.html http://www.petsource.org/small-animal-species/5446-rat.html

When treated with gentle care, domesticated rats are clean, docile, cuddly and easily trained. In general, rats don't bite unless frightened. Their larger size makes them better pets for children ]]>
doug.poindexter@wpamail.org (Administrator) Small Animal Species Fri, 26 Mar 2010 09:51:01 +0000
Rabbit http://www.petsource.org/small-animal-species/5444-rabbit.html http://www.petsource.org/small-animal-species/5444-rabbit.html

Rabbits make intelligent, energetic, entertaining pets. Their friendly dispositions, quiet demeanor, soft fur and warm eyes capture the hearts of rabbit owners everywhere. Rabbits are affectionate—they enjoy human ]]>
doug.poindexter@wpamail.org (Administrator) Small Animal Species Fri, 26 Mar 2010 09:46:51 +0000
Prairie Dog http://www.petsource.org/small-animal-species/5443-prairie-dog.html http://www.petsource.org/small-animal-species/5443-prairie-dog.html

Prairie dogs are some of the most social of herbivore pets! They appreciate human interaction and affection, like to be cuddled and show their gratitude with a little bark or yip. (Barking can also be a means of expressing alarm.) ]]>
doug.poindexter@wpamail.org (Administrator) Small Animal Species Fri, 26 Mar 2010 09:42:49 +0000
Hamster http://www.petsource.org/small-animal-species/5442-hamster.html http://www.petsource.org/small-animal-species/5442-hamster.html

Easy to keep and fun to watch, hamsters don’t require much attention, so they are an excellent choice for first-time pet owners. However, they are not the best choices for young children, because they ]]>
doug.poindexter@wpamail.org (Administrator) Small Animal Species Fri, 26 Mar 2010 09:40:02 +0000
Guinea Pig http://www.petsource.org/small-animal-species/5440-guinea-pig.html http://www.petsource.org/small-animal-species/5440-guinea-pig.html

Guinea pigs are popular pets for many reasons. They come in a wide variety of colors and patterns. They are docile, friendly animals that enjoy attention and social interaction. Many families without the yard ]]>
doug.poindexter@wpamail.org (Administrator) Small Animal Species Fri, 26 Mar 2010 09:37:07 +0000
Gerbil http://www.petsource.org/small-animal-species/5439-gerbil.html http://www.petsource.org/small-animal-species/5439-gerbil.html

Hearty, frisky gerbils are fun to watch scurrying around their cages. They make wonderful pets for older children, because they are awake during the day and they rarely bite. Gerbils are native ]]>
doug.poindexter@wpamail.org (Administrator) Small Animal Species Fri, 26 Mar 2010 09:30:57 +0000
Chinchilla http://www.petsource.org/small-animal-species/5438-chinchilla.html http://www.petsource.org/small-animal-species/5438-chinchilla.html

If you are looking for a soft, furry, cuddly pet, a chinchilla might be a good choice. These affectionate, intelligent, playful creatures are usually a beautiful silver-gray, but they can be black, beige, charcoal or ]]>
doug.poindexter@wpamail.org (Administrator) Small Animal Species Fri, 26 Mar 2010 09:24:42 +0000