Not every home is right for a dog or a cat. Other pets can better fit into a family's lifestyle and bring just as much joy to its human members, including smaller animals sometimes known as "pocket pets."
What are pocket pets? Any small mammal that can be easily kept as a pet, such as a rabbit, ferret, guinea pig, chinchilla, hamster, gerbil, rat or mouse. While the name implies that these pets are small in size, they require —and deserve—the same affection, care and medical services that are recommended for larger animals.
Smaller pets can become much loved furry family members, regardless of their size or special care requirements. Here are seven reasons why adding a pocket pet to your family can be great.