Gerbils

Maus

Name: Maus
Species: Gerbil
Sex: Male – Neutered
Age: 1.5 yrs
Status: Available for bonding with another gerbil

Maus came into our care in May along with Renn, who later gave birth to 2 babies. We had Maus castrated with the hopes of reintroducing him to Renn, but unfortunately bonding attempts have been unsuccessful so we are now looking for a home with a new friend for Maus.

Maus can live with a single male or female gerbil and will need to be introduced via the split tank method. We can carry this out at the rescue or provide support and advice for those wishing to bond at home.

Maus is a friendly boy who will take food from hands and is fine to handle once caught.

Update 13/09/21 – Maus is once again looking for a friend/home as an attempted bond with a similar age intact male was unsuccessful.

Housing requirements: Tank size of 100cm l x 50cm w x 40cm d.

Hamsters

Dwarf Hamsters

Name: Saturn, Mars, Earth, Pluto.
Species: Hybrid Russian dwarf hamsters
Sex: Saturn & Earth – Female, Mars & Pluto – Male
Age: Born 20th July 2021
Status: Pluto – RESERVED
Saturn, Earth & Mars – Available for adoption (separately) from 20th September

These adorable dwarf hammies were born in rescue at Burrowed Hearts Animal Rescue after they had a large intake of hamsters, one of whom gave birth to these guys!

As they are young, all will require taming, so adopters must be patient and understanding of hamster behaviour. They are gorgeous little beans who love living a natural hamster life – burrowing in deep substrate and popping out to forage for food after humans have gone to bed! They are not cuddly children’s “pets”.

Housing requirements: A minimum enclosure size of 80x50cm (floor space on one level), 20cm wheel, plenty of enrichment and deep substrate for burrowing in.

Mice

Walnut & Peanut

Name: Walnut & Peanut
Species: Fancy mice
Sex: Male (neutered)
Age: Born 30th May 2021
Status: Available for adoption from 24th Sept

Walnut & Peanut were born in rescue after their mother was taken in as part of a large scale rescue where over 100 mice were removed from one household.

We have had the boys castrated to reduce their chances of fighting as they mature, and to allow them to live with female mice. They would like to find a home where they can join at least one female mouse, if not more. Mice love to live in groups.

Housing requirements: A minimum of 80x50cm on one level for a trio, larger for larger groups.

Guinea Pigs

Zebedee

Name: Zebedee
Species: Guinea Pig
Sex: Male (neutered)
Age: Unknown, guesstimate 18 months
Status: Available for bonding from 27th Sept

Zebedee came into our care from a large scale hoarding/backyard breeder situation. He is quite timid and doesn’t like being handled, but has started getting into a routine and now wheeks for his food at breakfast and tea time!

We had Zebedee castrated on 16th August, so he will be ready to bond with females from 27th September. We are happy to consider potential homes for him now.

Housing requirements: Zebedee can live indoors or outdoors (providing the enclosure is entirely predator proof and provides adequate protection from the extremes of weather). For a pair of guinea pigs, we require a minimum of 20 sq ft of space on one level, more for larger groups.Apply to Adopt

Guinea Pigs

Bear

Name: Bear
Species: Guinea Pig
Sex: Male (neutered)
Age: Unknown, guesstimate 18 months
Status: Available for bonding from 27th Sept

Bear came into our care from a large scale hoarding/backyard breeder situation. He is very timid, but is slowly coming out of his shell. Like many guinea pigs, he does not like being handled or touched.

We had Bear castrated on 16th August, so he will be ready to bond with females from 27th September. We are happy to consider potential homes for him now.

Housing requirements: Bear can live indoors or outdoors (providing the enclosure is entirely predator proof and provides adequate protection from the extremes of weather). For a pair of guinea pigs, we require a minimum of 20 sq ft of space on one level, more for larger groups.

Mice

Macadamia & Almond

Name: Macadamia & Almond
Sex: Female
Age: Macadamia & Almond – age unknown, guesstimate under 1 yr
Status: Available for adoption

Macadamia & Almond came to us from a large case of unintentional breeding where over 100 mice were removed from one household after an original pair of mice were mis-sexed!

Macadamia had an upper respiratory infection followed by a head tilt which were both treated with antibiotics, the latter needing a 6 week course which she has now finally finished and is back to her normal mousey self so the group can finally now look for a home.

Macadamia is wonderful to handle (she even let the vet look right into her ears with an otoscope when she was examined for her head tilt!), while Almond is much speedier and a bit less keen on being picked up but is good to handle once you’re hold of her

The girls were initially listed for adoption with Macadamia’s 2 daughters, Pistachio and Cashew, however they very sadly unexpectedly passed away with no known cause/obvious signs. We believe this is highly likely to be as a result of inbreeding. Macadamia and Almond have been monitored closely following this and both appear well so we are happy to relist them for rehoming.

Housing requirements: The girls have been housed in a zoozone 2 at the rescue, so we are looking for a home where they will be housed in a setup of no smaller than 100x50cm. We would also like them to join at least one additional mouse for extra company.

Gerbils

Renn

Name: Renn
Species: Gerbil
Sex: Female
Age: 1.5 yrs
Status: Available for adoption – to bond with another single gerbil

Renn came into our care in May and later gave birth to two babies. She finished her mothering duties and we did attempt to reintroduce her to her now neutered male partner but unfortunately this was unsuccessful so she is now looking for a home with a new friend.

Renn can live with a single female or neutered male gerbil and will need to be introduced via the split tank method. This can be carried out here at the rescue, or support and advice can be given for adopters wishing to bond at home.

Renn is very friendly and easy to handle!

Housing requirements: Tank size of 100cm l x 50cm w x 40cm d.

Rabbits

Chestnut & Willow

Name: Chestnut & Willow
Species: Rabbit
Breed: Chestnut – lionhead cross; Willow – medium lop
Sex: Chestnut – male (neutered); Willow – female (neutered)
Age: Chestnut – 3.5yrs; Willow – 4 yrs
Status: Available for Adoption

Chestnut and Willow are a sweet, chilled out bonded pair looking for their forever home together. They came into our care quite overweight due to a poor diet and inadequate housing, but are now looking and feeling much better after a few months on a majority hay-based diet.

Chestnut is good to handle, while Willow prefers to keep all paws on the ground and is much happier being allowed to investigate humans on her own terms.

Housing requirements: Permanent 24/7 access to a minimum of 60 sq ft of bunny and predator proof space. Chestnut & Willow can live indoors or outdoors.

Rabbits

Mallow

Name: Mallow
Species: Rabbit – medium mixed breed
Sex: Female (neutered)
Age: 5 years approx
Status: Available for bonding from 13th July

Mallow arrived in our care via another rescue and unfortunately we have little info on her background, although suspect she has lived most of her life so far hutched and alone.

Mallow has an old injury to her right eye, which has been checked by our exotics vet who confirmed that since it is not causing her any harm, it fortunately doesn’t need removing. The eyeball itself has receded and the cornea is scarred, so she likely has very limited or no vision through this eye, but this doesn’t cause her any problems. The eye can sometimes get a little gunky since the tear duct doesn’t function properly, but once she has a bonded rabbit partner they will hopefully be able to help her keep the eye clean.

Mallow isn’t a fan of being handled or stroked but is very food orientated so is likely to become more confident around humans with some time and hand feeding. She would probably best suit outdoor living as this is all she has ever known and would prefer space from humans.

Mallow is fully vaccinated against Myxomatosis, RVHD1&2, microchipped and was spayed on 1st June. She will be ready for bonding from 13th July. A neutered male bunny is likely to be the best match for her. A bonding service is included with adoption.

Housing requirements: 24/7 permanent access to a minimum of 60 sq ft of secure, predator and bunny-proof space. Please read our rabbit advice pages before applying to adopt.