HowStuffWorks looks at the wonderful world of pets besides cats and dogs, including birds, rabbits, rodents and reptiles.
Be prepared to ferret-proof your house! These guys are smart and creative little explorers requiring serious adult supervision.
Guinea pigs are small, social and way better than hamsters.
Lovebirds make great pets either alone or in pairs and flourish when they're shown lots of affection.
That's mainly because they are low-maintenance and surprisingly lovable.
Rabbits sure are cute – they're smart, curious and crafty, but they definitely need some special care.