Below are the rats, chinchillas and degus currently in our care.
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Rat Adoption Policy
Housing requirements will vary depending on the number of rats. Please see our rat housing pages for advice.
Prior to adoption we will carry out a set-up check, usually via email, to ensure the housing requirements for the animal you wish to adopt will be met.
Rats are social animals, so we will never rehome a rat to live alone. Rats adopted from us must not be bred from under any circumstances. We provide full rescue back-up for all animals adopted from us. This also means that if you are adopting a rat/rats to introduce to your current rats, if they do not bond, we will always take them back. We are also happy to carry out initial introductions/bonding for you if required.
Rats require daily out of cage play time and socialisation with their human carers. You will need a suitable safe space for your ratties to play in, as well as an appropriate spacious cage set-up.
Sadly, rats can be prone to a number of health issues and vet bills can be high. Adopters should be aware of this and be prepared for the costs of vet treatment if required. We highly recommend having a ‘vet fund’ and putting money aside into this fund each month – we do this for our own rats. In the event of illness, rats need to be seen by a rat-savvy exotics vet. If you are based in Manchester, we cannot recommend Ashleigh Veterinary Centre in Chorlton highly enough.
Our adoption fee for a rat is a £10 minimum donation to help cover the costs of caring for the animals at Tiny Paws MCR . Adopters must be aged 18+
- Sushi, Ramen, Mochi & Miso
Name: Sushi, Ramen, Mochi & Miso
Species: Fancy rats
Sex: Male (not neutered)
Age: Approx 4 months (Sushi, Ramen & Mochi) + 2 months (Miso)
Sushi, Ramen, Mochi and Miso are young rats who were born in a woodland after a small group of domestic rats were dumped and proceeded to breed. Over 80 rats were caught and taken to safety at various rescues.
These boys have now finished their treatment for any potential nasties they may have picked up while out in the wild and are ready to find their forever home together.
As they were born in the wild, they are quite timid and a bit like deer in headlights around humans, but aren’t bitey and are interested in tasty things like malt paste so should improve given time and patience.
Housing requirements: The boys will need a spacious set up with lots of things to explore, climb on and hide in, and a deep base for digging and burrowing, especially since they lived in a woodland burrow during the first few weeks/months of their lives!
The minimum cage size we will consider for these boys would be a Mamble 100, Coco Large, or a Savic Royal Suite/Liberta Explorer (they may benefit from half of a SRS/Liberta Explorer to start with while they continue to gain confidence with humans).
*PLEASE NOTE we are currently only able to consider homes within 1 hour’s drive of our location in Sale, M33, due to lockdown restrictions*
Age: Unknown but guesstimate >3 years
Sassy little lady Pumpkin is looking for a home with a friend to bond with again!
Sadly she did not want to get along with the lovely neutered male she went to bond with a few months ago, and we haven’t been able to bond her with the other female chin we have here, Pie, either, but we are hopeful the right friend is out there for her somewhere and won’t give up on her finding company just yet!
If you have a female or neutered male chinny looking for a friend, are within 1 hour’s drive of our location in Sale, M33 postcode and have a chin setup that meets our minimum requirement of 90x60x123 (liberta explorer size) we would love to hear from you!