Rats, Chinchillas & Degus

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


Name: Sam, Aurora & Evelyn
Species: Fancy rats
Sex: Female
Age: Approx 1 yr
Arrived: 26/01/20
Status: Under vet treatment

Sam, Aurora & Evelyn arrived in our care in January through no fault of their own or their previous human. They were very much loved but personal circumstances meant they needed to find a new home.

Evelyn is currently being treated for a URI and so the trio won’t be rehomed until she is fully recovered.

Aurora & Evelyn are the more confident of the group, while Sam is a bit more nervous and does currently test nip hands whilst in the cage. It is likely they will need an adopter who has cared for rats before.


Name: Ivy, Evie & Ava
Species: Fancy rats
Sex: Female
Age: 11 months
Status: Reserved
Arrived: 27/02/20


Name: Toby & Wren
Species: Fancy rats
Sex: Male
Age: Guesstimate Toby 1 yr, Wren over 18 months.
Status: Under vet treatment
Arrived: 07/03/20


Name: Emily, Ella, Aria & Maya
Species: Fancy rats
Sex: Female
Age: Guesstimate 1 yr
Status: Under assessment
Arrived: 07/03/20


Bob – Permanent Sanctuary Resident

When Jay & Bob arrived in our care it was immediately obvious they were suffering from respiratory issues. X-rays 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.

Update March 2020: Sadly Jay’s CRD progressed to a stage where we had to make the tough decision to let him pass away peacefully. Bob has now joined our permanent mischief of rats and continues with his treatment.

To help fund Bob’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 the rats, plus a personalised thank you message, and regular updates from Bob, who would be so grateful for your support!