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  • Guinea pig

    Cavia porcellus

    Guinea pigs are a domesticated version of an extinct species from South America. They are a rodent that is usually around 8…

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  • Hamsters


    There are 18 species of hamster spanning 7 genera. Hamsters can be found in Europe, the Middle East, and much of Asia.…

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  • Rabbit

    Oryctolagus cuniculus

    The American Rabbit Breeders Association recognizes 48 rabbit breeds, ranging from the two pound Netherland Dwarf, to the 12…

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  • African Pygmy Hedgehog

    Atelerix albiventris

    African pygmy hedgehogs, also called four-toed hedgehogs, are common natives of many African countries. These small mammals are…

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  • Agouti

    Dasyprocta spp.

    Agoutis are native to southern Mexico, the West Indies, and parts of Central and South America. They are found in a wide range…

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  • Chinchilla

    Chinchilla lanigera

    Chinchillas are small, nocturnal rodents that are native to the high Andes Mountains of South America (Peru, Chile, Bolivia, and…

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  • Ferret

    Mustela putorius furo

    Domestic ferrets are descendants of the European polecat, but are no longer found in the wild. They are fairly common as pets…

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  • Norway Rat

    Rattus norvegicus

    Norway rats, the species most commonly used as pets, originated in China but quickly spread throughout the world. They can now…

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  • Sugar Glider

    Petaurus breviceps

    Sugar gliders are small marsupials that inhabit the tropical forests of Australia and New Guinea. The species is nocturnal,…

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  • Bushbaby

    Galago spp.

    Bushbabies, also known as galagos, comprise several different species of nocturnal, tree-dwelling primates native to Africa.…

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  • Common Marmoset

    Callithrix jacchus

    Common marmosets, sometimes called cotton-eared marmosets because of the large white tufts of hair that surround their ears, are…

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  • Fennec Fox

    Vulpes zerda

    Fennec foxes are small (weigh up to 3 pounds) nocturnal mammals native to the dry desert regions of northern Africa. They have…

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  • Rhesus Macaque

    Macaca mulatta

    Rhesus macaques (also known as rhesus monkeys) are native to India, China, and much of southeast Asia. They are found in a wide…

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  • Squirrel Monkey

    Saimiri sciureus, S. oerstedii, S. boliviensis, S. vanzolini

    Squirrel monkeys are small primates native to tropical rainforests in Central and South America. Four similar-looking species…

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  • Tree Shrews

    Tupaiidae spp.

    Tree shrews, such as the common tree shrew and painted tree shrew, are native to the tropical regions of Southeast Asia, India…

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