Rabbits and rodents as pets
Rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils and even rats and mice make excellent pets if properly handled, fed and caged. They require little space and food and will become tame if handled gently. However, these pets require conscientious and continuing care if they are to remain healthy and active. This guide describes the more important aspects of small animal care.
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