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Can you have a pet chipmunk?

My DD just asked me for one and I have never heard of having one as a pet

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Asked by JLS2388 at 4:56 PM on Jun. 25, 2011 in Pets

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  • They are cute and everything but why would you want one? It would have to stay in a cage and they are very active animals. That might be kind of mean. If it wasn't in a cage I can only immagine what it would get into. Kittens are cute and more house friendly.

    Answer by country50gal at 5:00 PM on Jun. 25, 2011

  • Looks like you can-

    Answer by JeremysMom at 5:04 PM on Jun. 25, 2011

  • No because they are wild animals and not made for being a house pet.

    Track her to a domesticated rodent - like a rat or hamster.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 5:21 PM on Jun. 25, 2011

  • She is obsessed with Alvin and the Chipmunks lol. I guess I could get her a hamster and tell her it's a chipmunk lol

    Comment by JLS2388 (original poster) at 9:39 PM on Jun. 25, 2011

  • Chipmunks are of the rodent family, like squirrels, skunks and rats. They can carry rabies even without being sick. If one were to bite your child, she could get rabies. That is why no one keeps them for pets. Just too dangerous.

    Answer by LoreleiSieja at 3:02 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • ewww didn't know that. Maybe I will convince her just to get a puppy lol

    Comment by JLS2388 (original poster) at 3:04 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

  • I wouldn't want one

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 4:14 PM on Jun. 26, 2011

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