Rats, Chinchillas & Degus

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

Jay & Bob – Permanent Sanctuary Residents

When Jay & Bob arrived in our care it was immediately obvious they were suffering from respiratory issues. X-rays have now confirmed they both have respiratory scarring and lung-heart adhesions. In addition, Bob also has an enlarged heart secondary to his respiratory issues. The scarring and adhesions are as a result of previous respiratory infections, which we suspect they had been left with for a significant period of time and received no treatment.

As a result, both boys require twice daily medication and nebulisation for the rest of their lives. This means they aren’t suitable for adoption and will now stay with us as permanent sanctuary residents to ensure they receive the level of medical care required to give them a decent quality of life.

To help fund Jay & Bob’s ongoing care, you can sponsor these lovely rattos for £24 (or £2 a month). You will receive a sponsor pack including certificate, sticker, badge, and print of the rats, plus a personalised thank you message, and regular updates from the boys, who would be so grateful for your support!


Gus – Permanent Sanctuary Resident

Gus arrived with us in spring 2019 and was in a sorry state with extremely runny eyes. We immediately suspected dental issues so had him checked out by our vets. Gus’s x-rays showed tooth root elongation causing inflammation around his tear ducts. As this is an irreversible condition, Gus must now remain with us for the rest of his life to receive appropriate medical treatment and regular dental checks so we can ensure he is pain-free.

To help fund Gus’s ongoing care, you can sponsor him for £24 (or £2 a month). You will receive a sponsor pack including certificate, sticker, badge, and print of Gus, plus a personalised thank you message, and regular updates from Gus, who would be so grateful for your support!