Small furries make joyful pets. These include many of our favourites: guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, chinchillas, rats and mice.

While many are kept as children’s pets, it’s important to ensure that their welfare needs are met. This includes appropriate, food, housing, bedding and stimulation.

You can find out more about these on The Pet Charity website.

Ferrets are also becoming increasingly popular as pets as well as working pets.