Hamsters, Gerbils, Jirds, and Duprasi
Rodents as Pets - A Comparison
The group of small mammals comprised of hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, mice and rats are commonly found at pets stores, and favorites as family pets. While they are all rodents, they have varied requirements for space and social interaction, and have differing qualities as pets. A comparison of their basic needs can help you narrow your choices.