Rodentia is an order of mammals also known as rodents, characterised by two continuously-growing incisors in the upper and lower jaws which must be kept short by gnawing.

Forty-percent of mammal species are rodents, and they are found in vast numbers on all continents other than Antarctica. Common rodents include mice, rats, squirrels, chipmunks, gophers, porcupines, beavers, hamsters, gerbils, and guinea pigs. Rodents have sharp incisors that they use to gnaw wood, break into food, and bite predators. Most eat seeds or plants, though some have more varied diets. They have historically been pests, eating human seed stores and spreading disease.

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The Latest craze hopping across the nation
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Calling all rabbit owners, grab Flopsy, Mopsy and Cottontail, rabbit jumping has reached the UK. In this new pet craze rabbits compete against others on a course, which contains a series of small hurdles. Most breeds can take part in the sport, although Dutch rabbits and...
The best way to buy your first Ferret
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If you wish to have a ferret, you will in all likelihood have more luck buying them from a breeder or an animal shelter instead of a pet shop. This is because it needs some time and effort to care for these pets particularly since they call for constant attention....
Ferret care - the latest findings
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Ferrets are available to purchase at your local pet store or stock breeder, also you might be able to acquire one at a animal shelter. Because they live such a long life just like a cat or dog, it is important that you know how to care for them and...
The wonderful world of Guinea Pigs
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When was the last time you visited with a friend only to have their children frog march you out to the back yard to view their latest acquisition which you knew little about, their pet Guinea pig? They are quite fascinating animals who have not always been domesticated as they...
Rats: More to the tail
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Some of the qualities we look for in a pet are personality, loyalty, ease of care, and the way they interact with us. Cats are easy to care for, but have an aloof personality which may not endear them to everyone. Dogs are loyal and love human company, but...
Choosing an exotic pet
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There are many things to consider when choosing an animal for a pet. How much will it cost to care for it? How much room do I have to house it? What if it gets sick? These concerns are compounded when selecting an exotic breed to keep as a...
Chinchillas as pets - Part 2
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In Part 1 of this article, we talked about how to choose a pet chinchilla, and how best to house him. In this section, we will discuss the proper ways to make sure your new friend stays healthy. It's up to you, the owner and caretaker, to ensure that...
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