Top 10 Cutest Rodents in the World
Chinchilla:Chinchillas weigh between 1.1 to 1.8 lbs (0.5 to 0.8 kg), are gray, covered in fur, and have bunny-like ears. They are one of the cutest rodents and are also fulfilling pets.
African Pygmy Squirrel :The African pygmy squirrel is the smallest squirrel in the world, only reaching a maximum size of 5.5 inches. They are also extremely light, weighing between 0.63 to 0.53 oz (15 to 18g), less than the small house mouse.
Prairie Dogs : Prairie dogs are social rodents and can live together in families as big as 12 prairie dogs. Always watching out for predators, they have different alarm calls to warn when one is close.
Guinea Pig :There are around 13 guinea pig species, each with a unique look. Some have long hair, while others have fluffy or poofy hair.
Common Dormouse :Common Dormouse colors are hazel brown, and they have fluffy fur. They grow to a size of 3.9 inches (10 cm) and weigh between .6 to .7 ounces (17 to 20 grams).
Pygmy Jerboa :They are also extremely light and weigh around 0.132 oz (3.75 g). The pygmy jerboa is so small that it could fit into your palm, causing them to look like miniature bunny-like kangaroos .
Chipmunks :Chipmunks are seen as pests for tearing up yards and making loud noises, but that doesn’t take away from their cuteness. They have a large range stretching from Canada to Mexico, living in various environments.
Wood mouse :Wood mice have long tails, rounded ears, and small furry bodies. They only weigh around 0.83 oz, slightly larger than a house mouse.
Hamster :Hamsters are one of the most popular rodent pets and attract people because of their cuteness. Originally, hamsters lived in Syria, China, Romania, and Belgium but have found their way into pet stores across the globe.
Japanese Dwarf Flying Squirrel :they are extremely tiny, only weighing 0.3 lbs (150 grams) and growing to 5.5 to 7.8 inches ( 14 to 20 cm). This species is one of the smallest flying squirrels in the world.