Your child (or you) wants a small pet. How do you choose the right small mammal for a pet. A pet of the perfect species, size and temperament is diferent for every family, and the choices are varied, from hamsters to ferrets to hedgehogs. Choosing a Small Mammal will help the potential pet owner make an informed and educated decision. This book includes an overview of species, such as guinea pigs and rabbits, and exotic pets like sugar gliders, and chinchillas. The in-depth instructions on proper housing, complete nutritional requirements, and handling and grooming will help the new owner care for that perfect small pet.