Puppies and Small Animals
My husband and I have been considering getting a puppy for a while now and I'm just concerned about how it will interact with our chinchilas and degus. My chinnies and degus are in cages in the living room so they would always be around the puppy. (and of course I would never let them out of their cages to play in the same room as the puppy!)
I'm thinking if I get a puppy that is young enough I can teach it to be nice to the chinchillas and degus. Maybe I can teach it not to pester them too much. Do you think the puppy would try to get them (instinct maybe) even though they're in cages? I know that puppies are very playful and I definately don't want to see anything happen to my chinchillas and degus, so any advice will be helpful.
We havn't decided for sure if we're getting one yet so if it's a bad idea we won't. Do any of you have advice or success stories with puppies and small animals?