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Is your family looking to add an adorable, cuddly, small animal to your family? Small mammals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, mice, hamsters, gerbils, hedgehogs, and ferrets often make amazing family pets!  Weighing the pros and cons of adopting one of these small creatures is an important first step. Here is a list to help you with your decision.

Pros of Small Pet Ownership 


Cons of Small Pet Ownership

Adding a pet, even a small one, to your family is a big decision! Before deciding to add a small pet to your family, the American Veterinary Medical Association recommends that you understand its housing, social and environmental needs, and any other factors that might be challenging for your household. Considering all of these factors is the best way to ensure that you find the right pet for your family.