Furry And Small, These 10 Best Rodents Make Great Pets

A hamster looks at the camera.

Most owners of rodents are initially drawn to them on account of their cuteness, which can quickly go into overdrive. With their short legs, furry bodies, and bright, shiny eyes, many rodent species have burrowed their way into the hearts of many. 

Found in just about every terrestrial habitat around the world (including environments made and shared by humans), all of these small mammals come equipped with a single pair of ever-growing incisors. With hundreds of species out there, it can be hard to know which one is the right match for you. The team at Wheaton Animal Hospital has narrowed the list down to today’s 10 best rodents.