slo’s WEDNESDAY 6/8 poll - Small Animal Pets

Small Animal Pets - what do you have? (Multiple choice)

  • Hamster

    Votes: 6 7.2%
  • Guinea Pig or Gerbil (please post which one)

    Votes: 4 4.8%
  • Mouse or Rat (please post which one)

    Votes: 3 3.6%
  • Reptile (please post what)

    Votes: 4 4.8%
  • Rabbit

    Votes: 4 4.8%
  • Bird

    Votes: 6 7.2%
  • Ferret

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Chinchilla

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I do not have a small animal pet

    Votes: 61 73.5%
  • Other - please post your answer

    Votes: 4 4.8%

  • Total voters


DIS Veteran
Apr 21, 2003
Not now. I had hamsters as a child, my DS had gerbils, both DDs had guinea pigs, which were definitely my favorite of the three! Although their cage needed cleaning more often than the smaller pets, especially with 2 at a time. I found plans online to make them a large cage with corrugated plastic and cubes.
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Dan Murphy

We are family.
Apr 20, 2000
No small pets ever along the way. Three dogs, Keemo, Tanya and Doc, now all at the Rainbow Bridge. Marie did have a yellow head parrot, Poncho, at the Rainbow Bridge about 10 years ago. He was 60-65 years old at the time.


DIS Veteran
Jun 10, 2009
I used to work for a Municipal Animal Service In cruelty investigation. Before I retired (30 yrs) I rescued a baby angora rabbit from teenage owners. They wanted to use the bunny to tie an engagement ring to. You know, for social media purposes
Anyway, that lovely “adorable “ rabbit has cost me $11000 in vet and emergency vet billS in 4 years. Since we took him we believe that he is our responsibility for his life. Teeth molar trims every 8 weeks and furblocked intestinal emergencies every 12 or so weeks.
Honestly, I don’t know why people buy small caged animals. We have horses too and dogs. Alfie lives in a cage by himself, gets lots of floor time but it seems like a sad lonely life. He was nbred like all pocket pets are, to make money for greedy people. His inbreeding led to his poor teeth and guts.
Just my experiences, your may vary.


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