Pocket pet is a term used to refer to any small mammal commonly kept as a household pet. The six general criteria which qualify an animal to be considered a pocket pet are:
1. its commonality as a domestic house pet
2. no potential danger to humans or other animals
4. overall ease of care and feeding
5. amicable disposition making it suitable as a "companion" pet
6. relatively small stature
The most common pocket pets include rodents such as: hamsters, gerbils, fancy mice, fancy rats and guinea pigs.
**Note: only a few of our doctors see our little friends so please call the office if an appointment is needed.