Syrian hamsters are solitary and survive for about 2-3 years. They have amiable temperaments when handled early.
Dwarf hamsters can live up to three years and are gregarious in same-sex pairs/groups. Nipping is a reputation, but gentle handling works.
Small, swift and unusual pets. It can be difficult to deal with. Secure cages with bars they can't get through, or a glass aquarium.
Gerbils are active and gregarious creatures. Regular handling tames them, but their great energy makes holding them difficult.
Mice live for 1-3 years and can become tame if handled frequently. Quick and shy, yet can learn to eat by hand.
Chilean sociable rodents that live in big groups. When handled from a young age, they can be readily controlled and enjoy cuddling.
Guinea pigs have a lifespan of 5-7 years and are easy to care for. Demanding diets include hay, vegetables, and vitamin C. They rarely bite.
Are playful and active but only at night. They prefer peaceful areas during the day and avoid being held, but they can appreciate human company.