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post #16 of 39 (permalink) Old 12-20-2008, 09:00 AM
 
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I've had alot of rodents, and I have to narrow it down to rats or chinchillas.
About the noise when your sleeping with chins.. I have two of them and the only noise I ever hear is the wheel squeaking.
They are very playful, but usually not as much in the day, since they are nocturnal.
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Good first-timer rodents that are fabulous are gerbils. You'll fall in love! Chipmunks are pretty cuddly though. When I was camping with my family we took bread on our hands and just set our hands out and the chipmunks crawled right up on our hands and sat there and stuffed their big cheeks. Those were wild! They weren't even scared! After they brought the bread back to their hole, they came back for more and more!! Just please don't take any of those animals from the wild if you get them. Please buy them from a breeder.


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Oh also if you have never had a chinchilla start with a degu. They are like your 'starter chinchillas'...A bit easier, but still the same idea.


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Camping with chipmunks [wild]!! They came right up!
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Another one...they ate right on our hands!! Adorable!
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post #21 of 39 (permalink) Old 05-14-2009, 01:28 PM
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post #22 of 39 (permalink) Old 05-24-2009, 11:50 PM
 
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I would definitely get a chipmunk, they are so adroable!
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post #23 of 39 (permalink) Old 06-06-2009, 12:51 PM
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Hey what about jirds? They are really friendly and love to explore and play.

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post #24 of 39 (permalink) Old 06-11-2009, 07:07 AM
 
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Hi my name is Debbie. I have 5 degus for sale. They are 12 weeks old. They are very friendly they love to be held. I've been handling them since they were a day old. There is one that like to climb on his water bottle to tell me he wants to get out and be held. I' m selling them for 2 for $20. I need to get them homes soon because mom is going to have another litter soon.
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post #25 of 39 (permalink) Old 06-13-2009, 03:26 PM
 
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i have bearded dragons aswell, by the sounds of it, everything you want, you will get in Degus...dude they rock...
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post #27 of 39 (permalink) Old 06-16-2009, 09:11 PM
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I'd say a Rat, or a Gerbil. Both have very long life spans, and are just ADORABLE!


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Biasedly a flyer sounds good for you, they're pretty quiet, great fun once they've bonded to you. fun to watch and they live 10-15 yrs. they're pretty easy, and like your lizards they need calcium and vitamin d3 supplements and you can actually use the reptile supplement for the southern flying squirrel. they're social with you and who you live with and sometimes others but they prefer being in cages by themselves unless they have a mate.
But degus sound pretty cool too, thinkin bout gettin a few of those later once im out of my parents' house and in my own place.
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I'd say a Rat, or a Gerbil. Both have very long life spans, and are just ADORABLE!

Not really.
The average rat lifespan is 2-3 yrs,sometimes 4.

The gerbil's average lifespan is 3-4,sometimes 5 yrs.




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Not really.
The average rat lifespan is 2-3 yrs,sometimes 4.

The gerbil's average lifespan is 3-4,sometimes 5 yrs.
Those are long lifespans when you consider hamster lifespans etc. Also, i have had a gerbil live up to 6 years old Now that's a long lifespan.

What about ferrets? They like cuddles and have fairly long life spans
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