“Who would believe such pleasure from a wee ball o’ fur?”

— Irish Proverb

Girl with hedgehog pocket pets

Pocket pets are animals that are small enough to, well, fit in your pocket. It’s an arbitrary designation. Some people consider guinea pigs pocket pets, but we consider them small mammals. And we have included hedgehogs here, but don’t recommend carrying one around in your pocket. Ouch!

All of the pocket pets offered by The Animal Store are captive bred, which means they are not caught in the wild. These animals come with a 7-day health guarantee. Our staff and Jr. Critter Crew handle our animals regularly to provide the socialization they need to become great pets. 

Stop by to play with and learn more about our pets. We look forward to seeing you.

hedgehogs • sugar gliders

gerbils • hamsters

mice • rats


short-tailed opossums

Pocket Pet Habitats and Supplies

The Animal Store has a complete line of food and supplies for your tiny pets.

  • habitats
    • cages
    • tanks with screen tops
  • water bottles and food bowls
  • hides and hammocks
  • tubes, ramps, and wheels
  • food, treats, and chews
  • bedding
Hamster habitat pocket pets

Fun Fact

Sugar gliders are marsupials, just like kangaroos and koala bears. They are the size of a grain of rice when they are born.

Thank you to our favorite veterinarians at Chicago Exotics Animal Hospital for their excellent care sheets. If you have more questions, please visit our Ask-the-Vet page.