Small Animals & Exotic Pets

Tropaquatics maintains all permits issued by the governing local, state and federal regulatory agencies.  More specifically, Tropaquatics maintains permits including, but not limited to those issued by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Colorado Department Department of Wildlife, United States Department of Agriculture.

The major families and species of small animals include:

Chinchilla (Chinchilla lanigera) is native to cool Andes Mountains of South America, the chinchilla is well known for its thick, soft fir well suited to this environment.

Dwarf Hamster (Phodopus campbelli) is native to Central Asia, the Russian Dwarf Hamster have adapted to a variety of terrains.

Degu (Octodon degus)- Native to central Chile, the Degu is related to both the chinchilla and guinea pig.

Djungarian Hamster (Phodopus sungorus) is the Winter White Dwarf hamster is found throughout northern Asia favoring grasslands and sandy dunes as its habitat.

Ferret (Mustela putorius furo) - Ferrets have long been domesticated from their wild counterparts and have a long history by mankind’s side.

Roborovski Hamster (Phodopus roborovskii) is native to the semi-arid regions of Central Asia, Roborovski Dwarf Hamsters are avid tunnel burrowers and well adapted to their climate.

Gerbil (Meriones unguiculatus) - There are many species of gerbil found throughout the world with the Mongolian Gerbil being the most common.

A hedgehog is any of the spiny mammals of the subfamily Erinaceinae, which is in order Erinaceomorpha. There are seventeen species of hedgehog in fivegenera, found through parts of Europe, Asia, Africa and New Zealand (by introduction).

Guinea Pig  (Cavia porcellus) is domesticated from ancestors native to South America, the Guinea Pig has remained a popular pet for many years now.

Sugar Glider (Petaurus breviceps) is a small, omnivorous, arboreal gliding possum belonging to the marsupial infraclass.

Syrian Hamster (Mesocricetus auratus) is sometimes referred to as Golden Hamsters because of their natural coloring found in the wild.