By Anna Hazard
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Part 1 - Benefits & Drawbacks
Part 2 - Tips, Alternatives, & Helpful Programs
Part 3 - Best Dogs for Seniors
Part 4 - Best Cats for Seniors
Part 5 - Best Birds for Seniors
Part 6 - Best Rodents for Seniors
Part 7 - Aquariums & Aquarium Plants
Part 8 - Best Aquarium Fish for Seniors
When it comes to pets the first word that comes to mind is probably not "rodent", yet some species such as guinea pigs & gerbils have become well known for being good pets for beginners. Many of the same qualities that make good starter pets or suitable pets for children also transfer over their suitability when it comes to determining pets for seniors.
Many may be surprised when it comes to the exact type & breed of rodent that is best suited for an affectionate, healthy, and relatively trouble-free pet. Read on below for general tips when it comes to choosing & taking care of the more suitable pet for your senior loved one's fuzzy little furball needs.
Tips to Keep in Mind
Rodents for Seniors
Here are the most common variety of rodents kept as pets in the order of most to least recommended for seniors...