Pet rodent advice
Free expert advice for owners of mice, rats, gerbils, degus, hamsters and chinchillas
Your hamsters' health: what to look out for
Hamsters live on average for three years and are generally healthy animals.
How to make your guinea pigs feel at home
Providing your guinea pigs with an environment that keeps them active and mentally stimulated will help them stay healthy and happy.
How to handle your mice
Mice are the acrobats of the mammal world, full of energy and eager to learn and investigate. They can become very friendly and easy to handle and enjoy coming out of their cage.
Chinchillas can live for between 12 and 20 years – and during their lives they may suffer a few health concerns.
How many chinchillas should you keep?
Chinchillas are very social animals who love the companionship of other chinchillas.
Degus: your day-to-day guide
Degus are very energetic and each has their own little character. They are not necessarily a first-time pet as not all enjoy being handled at first, but these cheeky little creatures will keep you on your toes.
How to make your degus feel at home
Degus are very energetic and each has their own little character.
What to think about when getting a guinea pig
Guinea pigs have been a popular pet among many families for several years now.
How to house your guinea pigs
Although guinea pigs are small creatures, they need plenty of space to run around.
How many guinea pigs should you keep?
Guinea pigs are naturally sociable creatures – they should always be kept in pairs or small groups. If you find yourself with a lone guinea pig of any age, contact your local rescue centre to help find your piggy a companion.
Guinea pigs: your day-to-day guide
Guinea pigs have been a firm favourite as a family pet for many years now. They are sociable creatures who depend on the companionship of other piggies but also enjoy interacting with their owners.