Small animals

Many of us had a small animal — ferret, rabbit, guinea pig, hamster, gerbil or parrot — as a first pet. Unfortunately, many assume their small stature makes them easier and more affordable to care for, but this is not necessarily true.

Below is a selection of stories to equip you with enough information so if you are interested in adopting one or more of these special pets, you can ensure that it’s the right fit for your family.

(Winter 2014): With small pets comes big responsibility
(Winter 2014: The quirky little ferret 
(Winter 2014): Bunnies = personality +
(Winter 2014): Guinea pigs make great pets for kids
(Winter 2014): Education is crucial before adopting a parrot