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Small Pets for Sale from Petco

Browse our small animals and discover the joy of bringing home one of the many pets for sale at your local Petco store. The small pets we have in store will vary by location. Be sure to call your local Petco to determine which animals are currently available. Once you’ve decided on which small pet is best for you and your family, Petco is your go-to resource for all your small animal habitat needs. From cages and tubes to feeders and water bottles, you'll find everything you need to help your little friend stay happy and healthy.

Which Small Pet Is Right For Me?

At Petco we offer a variety of small animals including chinchillas, ferrets, guinea pigs, rats and mice, and multiple species of hamsters. The right small animal for you depends on the level of care you can provide and the type of companionship you desire. It’s important to ensure you have sufficient time to dedicate to caring for and bonding with your new pet. Some small animals are better for children, so make sure to start them off with one of the many beginner pets for sale at Petco. You can also consult your local veterinarian to make sure everyone is ready for the responsibility required in caring for this new member of the family.

Caring For Your Small Pet

Your small animal should be cared for by all adults in the home in addition to children. Provide them with bedding, food and water daily, and consider giving young caretakers a journal to help teach them how to properly care for and monitor their furry friend. A daily feeding and care checklist is a great way to ensure a little one is properly caring for their tiny companion. Taking the time to bond with their critters and mastering the responsibilities that come with them will reward caretakers young and old with a small animal who is socialized and comfortable with their family members.

FAQs About Small Animals

The best small animal for you will depend on your specific needs. When selecting a small pet, it’s important to consider a number of factors such as level of care, whether you want to handle the animal routinely, and if small children will be helping to care for your new friend.

Whether an animal will enjoy cuddling is dependent on the unique characteristics of that individual animal. Traditionally, small pets like guinea pigs, chinchillas, and ferrets enjoy cuddling. Remember, it’s important to build trust and have patience with any new pet prior to handling.

Most small animals will enact their own form of daily hygiene and cleanliness. That said, you’ll need to clean your small animal’s habitat routinely to remove and replace soiled bedding.

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Small Animal Food Small Animal Cages & Habitats Small Animal Beds Small Animal Bedding & Litter