Small Animal Care

Guinea pigs, mice and rats are among some of the awesome species of pocket-sized pets we can keep in Queensland. Despite their similar appearance, each of these animals have very different requirements, enclosure types, and suit different owners. Mice make a great pet for young children, rats are perfect for older kids and adults who want more interaction. Guinea pigs are another ballgame entirely and are ideal for older children and adults who want a lower-maintenance pet, can offer a large area and outdoor space, and can understand they don't always love being handled.

The following articles may help you discover what each of these pets need from their human companions.

The Basics of Guinea Pigs

The Cavy is a wonderful species that live long lives and are very rewarding pets to keep.

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Keeping Pet Rats

Rats are extremely intelligent and thrive on social interaction. They spend a lot of time foraging and nesting and need owners that can cater time to provide them with enrichment.

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Having Pet Mice

Mice make wonderful low-maintenance pets for children, apartment living and young adults who may not have a lot of spare time.

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