1. cat
  2. cat food
  3. cat mate
  4. cat md
  5. cat sip
  6. cat stop
  7. catit
  8. catmouse
  9. catnip & grass
  10. catswell

Teacher's Guide to Classroom Pets

Small Pets for the classroom

Guinea Pigs

Guinea Pigs are highly sociable and may even whistle when happy or excited! Their outgoing personalities will likely encourage interaction and fun learning moments with students. For instance, you can have your kids can feed your class Pig the hay and fresh vegetables they love, which will teach students about nutrition. Also, compared to pets like Hamsters and Gerbils, Guinea Pigs' larger size also makes them better for younger hands to hold.

Learn Guinea Pig Care Shop Guinea Pig
How Big Lives to be Eats Experience Level
Up to 12" 5-8 years Hay, pellets, fresh fruits & veggies Beginner

Dwarf Hamsters

Dwarf Hamsters are a ball—especially when they run around inside one! They do it for exercise, along with running on a wheel, which you can teach about. But students will almost certainly enjoy the pet's entertaining antics. Hamsters also spend considerable time enhancing their habitat, creating separate spaces for sleeping, food storage and burrowing.

Learn Hamster Care Shop Hamster
How Big Lives to be Eats Experience Level
3-4" Up to 2 years Pellets, fresh fruits & veggies Beginner

PetSmart Vet Assured

Pets purchased at PetSmart are part of our exclusive Vet Assured program; a program designed by PetSmart veterinarians to help improve the health and well-being of our pets.

The program includes:

  • Specific standards our vendors agree to meet in caring for and observing pets for common illnesses.
  • Specific standards for in-store pet care.
  • The PetSmart Promise: If your pet becomes ill during the initial 14-day period, or if you're not satisfied for any reason, PetSmart will gladly replace the pet or refund the purchase price.