With a hamster, mice, and two talkative guinea pigs helping her, Dr. Debbye Turner talked about how pocket pets are ideal for folks with tight living quarters. While it would have been nice, of course, for the segment to have been longer, we did appreciate that she hit on some important points that prospective owners need to hear:
- "These little guys will require some special attention. Their diets are highly specialized. Their housing needs frequent cleaning. And pocket pets, by virtue of their size, require a gentle touch."
- "...pocket pets are not meant for small children. These animals' health and lives could be endangered by a child squeezing one too tightly."
You can watch the video of the entire segment, and read the accompanying article, on The Early Show site.