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Old 01-08-2019, 08:33 AM  
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They’re all quite different really, I really don’t know a lot about chinchillas but I suspect they’re higher maintenance. Rats are too, and also can be a lot more expensive, you’ll need a large vet fund for them from the beginning. I think hamsters and gerbils are definitely the ‘easier’ pets to keep.

Not as much between hamsters and gerbils, I suppose gerbils are very energetic and as mentioned would need to be in a pair. Deep bedding is probably even more important for gerbils so you’d want a tank of some kind. Even within hamsters there are multiple species that are quite different, with Syrians and Russians generally being a little bit easier to interact with than robos and chinese.
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