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One word of caution with the dwarf rabbit if you don't give it enough stuff to chew on (those little sticks they sell at the store etc.) and you don't monitor it when its out of its cage they can be extremely destructive. Our friends had one and got rid of it cause it destroyed part of their couch, it ate a hole in the drywall, a shoe, a cabinet corner, some shoe molding. Now I am not saying yours will be that destructive I am just saying you have to monitor it or things like that might happen. Other than the eating of everything it was a really nice pet that liked everybody so I am not warning agianst one I am just saying you have to keep it under control thats all.
"We're terrible animals. I think that the Earth's immune system is trying to get rid of us, as well it should." - Kurt Vonnegut
rofl @ xvart. ohmigod. That's terrible! I had a male and female but they never had babies. All of my pets seemed to be sterile. lol My parents lied to me and my brother when we were really little and told us our cat ran away. Fact was, they had found him dead on the side of the road. They didn't have the heart to tell us then but later said it broke their hearts to see us calling for the kitty day after day after day. I couldn't believe they lied to us! lol
A neighbor of mine had a house rabbit. It was litter trained but I did notice her kitchen walls were torn up.
"Fox terriers are born with about four times as much original sin in them as other dogs." - Jerome K. Jerome
Gerbils are illegal in California.
I've had plenty of hamsters in my time. I just love 'em. The dwarf hamsters are somewhat social if you introduce the animals together when they are young. I've only had the golden or Syrian hamsters and only one had a nervous disposition that would bite. You can usually get these used to handling by wearing thick gloves while playing with them.
Hamsters have short life-spans of an average of two years. If you keep their cages clean they smell a lot less than rats.
Unlike guinea pigs and rabbits they don't mind being carried in your hands. They are quite active and care must be taken that they don't run out of your hands since they have little sense of heights and a fall is usually fatal. You can let them run from hand to hand in an endless treadmill - they love it.
They are nocturnal so they are active at night. You can wake them up during the day to clean the cage or play with them but they might be a bit grumpy when first awakened. And wait until the pee before playing with them when they first wake up.
Get a sugar glider. It would be the perfect environment for it in California with all of the eucalyptus trees and fruit fields =)
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Pshh, why get a mammalian fuzzball that stinks and sheds hair all over... Get a mantis or better yet, a male and female pair. Learn how to breed them and you'll have pets forever!
-Joel from Southern California
What about a guinea pig? http://www.wikiforkids.com/wiki/inde...le=Guinea_Pigs http://amazedme.com/uploaded_images/...g_1-759711.jpg They are cute, furry, live longer than hamsters, and make squeak noises when you open their food bag.
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Get a lionhead rebbit. Goofy lil guy I have.
pssshhh mamalian pets.
REPTILES are the way to go. Generally the same space requirements as most of these "snake foods"! Depends on the species/genus/etc...but most reptiles sold at pet stores are really easy to care for!
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Rabbits are cool but if they get out your done for and they enjoy fresh foods with lots of space. Your right SW tanks cost alot still saving up $450 not including any live stock.