Pocket pets are exactly what they sound like; little critters that can fit in your pocket or the palm of your hand. For safety measures, it’s important we mention you don’t make a habit of keeping them there. At Animal Medical Centre South, we offer vaccinations, veterinary exams and nutritional food designed for pocket pets. Every animal companion has their own distinct personality and medical needs. We look forward to meeting and treating yours. To learn more about our pocket pet services, contact us at 403-527-4888.
What qualifies as a pocket pet?
Pocket pets are small rodents and animals that bring joy and mischievous charisma to one’s home. They’re low maintenance but enjoy attention and time outside their cages. The kinds of pocket pets that make great companions include mice, gerbils, guinea pigs, chinchillas, hedgehogs, hamsters and rats. Don’t hesitate to ask us which of these pocket pets best suit your lifestyle. There is tons of research available but if you’re a client and thinking of making another addition to your family, we welcome these inquiries.
What kind of pocket pet is suitable for my life?
The kind of pocket pet you decide to make your miniature companion depends on your availability and stamina for play time. If you’re away from home often rats and hedgehogs are independent pets who can thrive on their own for days. Mice, hamsters and gerbils benefit from lots of attention. All pockets pets will need some type of care – they are definitely not “low-maintenance” pets. They will need toys and exercise wheels to keep them stimulated. Besides that, they’re great animal friends with unique personalities that should be catered to.