Rats, Chinchillas & Degus

Below are the rats, chinchillas and degus currently in our care.

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  • Niccy, Paris, Suzi, Becki, Sophia, Sally & Jo

    Name: Niccy, Paris, Suzi Becki, Sophia, Sally & Jo
    Species: Fancy Rats
    Sex: Female
    Age: Unknown, guesstimate 1 year
    Status: Available for Adoption

    These girlies came to us from a large hoarding case where over 80 rats were being kept in poor conditions in one household.

    Paris & Niccy were displaying symptoms of respiratory infection on arrival and were treated with two courses of antibiotics – their chests are now clear but they continue to be mildly sneezy due to suspected scarring of their upper airways caused by previous untreated infection. They have been reviewed by an exotics vet and do not require any further treatment, but may of course be prone to future flare ups of respiratory infections (like many rats!). The other rats in the group did receive an initial course of antibiotics but have not displayed the same excessive sneeziness, although given that they all came from the same poor conditions, they may also be prone to future respiratory issues.

    Sally, Sophia and Becki are friendly but prefer not to be handled too much, Suzi is fairly confident but can be a littly nippy while in the cage, Niccy and Paris are friendly but a little nervous, and Jo is the most timid of the group. These girls would be best with an experienced ratty carer.

    The girls can be adopted in pairs minimum if joining an adopter’s existing rat(s), or in trios minimum if not joining more rats.

    Housing Requirements: 3-4 rats = 100cm w x 54cm depth (or 5400cm square footprint) x 64cm height (i.e. Coco Large, Mamble 100)
    5 – 10 rats = 100cm w x 54cm depth (or 5400cm square footprint) x 120cm height (Liberta Explorer, Savic Royal Suite 95, Little Zoo Venturer etc)Apply to Adopt

    • Patrick & Chewie

      Name: Patrick & Chewie
      Species: Degu
      Sex: Male
      Age: Approx 5 yrs
      Status: Available for adoption

      Patrick & Chewie arrived into our care separately, and as they both needed company we introduced them and they bonded together succesfully.

      They are both super active, vocal and inquisitive chaps who are straight up to the cage door at feeding time and always ready for a snack! Neither are particularly keen on being handled, like most goos, but enjoy using humans as a launch pad during out of cage play time.

      Patrick had his tail amputated some years ago after a fight with his previous companion in his previous home, but his lack of tail doesn’t affect him and he gets around fine. Both Patrick and Chewie love their hay, forage, and a small amount of Rosewood Meadow Menu pellets daily.

      Minimum housing requirement: 100cm w x 54cm depth (or 5400cm square footprint) x 120cm height (Liberta Explorer, Savic Royal Suite 95, Little Zoo Venturer etc)