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Why people mistake hamsters for gerbils

You have been looking at the different pocket pet options out there and you want to make sure you are taking into account all the differences between these furry little critters when considering them as pets. This makes you wonder – why do so many people mistake hamsters for gerbils?

It can be easy to see the similarities between hamsters and gerbils, particularly if you aren’t looking at them too closely. In physical appearance, they are relatively similar and in size and they are both adorable. Their fur can be close in color and their enclosures have a lot of the same things in them, so a quick glance can give someone the wrong impression. It generally takes knowledge of their differences to tell them apart. Your local Tampa, FL veterinarian can help you care for your pet. Learn more here.

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