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Guinea Pigs

Bertie

Name: Bertie
Species: Guinea Pig
Sex: Male (neutered)
Age: Approx 3.5 yrs
Status: Available for bonding
Adoption fee: Minimum £40 donation

Bertie was adopted from us in 2019 and sadly recently lost his partner so came back into our care to find new companionship.

Bertie is a lovely chap and would be a perfect boarfriend for a lonely sow or addition to a sow herd! Bonding/intros can be carried out here under our close supervision to ensure a successful match.

Housing requirements: For a pair of guinea pigs, we require a minimum of 20 sq ft of space on one level (equivalent to a 4 grid by 4 grid C&C), more for larger groups. Bertie is currently living indoors, so will need an indoor home.

Mice

Neutered Male Mice

Species: Fancy mice
Sex: Male (neutered)
Age: Born approx 09/09/21
Status: William, Oliver & Ronny – Reserved. Jerry, Crumb & Tofu – available for adoption!
Adoption fee: Minimum donation of £60 for the group of 6/£40 for a trio/£30 for a pair (to join one or more existing mice). Each mouse cost us £98 to neuter.

If you’ve ever tried to take a group photo of young mice you’ll know how hard it is to come away with anything decent, so apologies for the terrible photos, but these 6 neutered boys are ready to find their forever home(s)!

William is the beigey coloured boy, and the brown boys are Oliver, Ronny, Jerry, Crumb and Tofu. They were born around 9th September 2021 and came into our care at just a few days old.

They can either be adopted as a group of 6, in trios, or as pairs if joining at least one existing mouse. As they’re neutered they can join female mice or other neutered male mice – we are happy to bond mice for adopters here or can provide advice and support for those wishing to bond at home.

All the boys are typical young speedy mice and are currently not that keen on being handled, but they are a lot of fun and in our experience most mice become tamer over time.

If adopted as a group of 6 they’ll need a minimum housing size of 100x50cm. For up to 4 mice, we will accept 80x50cm but of course bigger is always better!

Hamsters

Male Syrians

Species: Syrian hamster
Sex: Male
Age: Born approx 21st October
Status: Bhuna – RESERVED.
Balti – RESERVED
Korma – RESERVED

Madras – Available for adoption

These lovely boys were surrendered to us with their mother and sister, having been born after their previous human took both mum and dad in from a facebook ad. Unfortunately the boys weren’t separated from the females at the appropriate time, so both their sister and mum are currently on pregnancy watch, however the boys will, all being well, be good to leave for their new homes once they have passed their minimum monitoring period with us (and have grown up a bit more!).

They are all quite tame and ok with calm handling, but potential adopters are reminded that hamsters are prey animals and as such may not always appreciate being picked up and cuddled, and generally don’t make good “pets” for children.

Housing requirements: 100x50cm minimum on one level, plenty of safe substrate for burrowing in, a 28cm or larger wheel and ideally a multichamber hide.

Rabbits

Willow

Name: Willow
Species: Rabbit
Sex: Female (neutered)
Age: Approx 4.5 years
Status: RESERVED

Willow came into our care as part of a trio in March 2021. All 3 rabbits were in a bit of a poor state, overweight with overgrown nails. Sadly, Willow’s friends Aspen and Chestnut passed away in our care. Aspen had untreatable kidney failure and unfortunately had to be put to sleep in the summer, and Chestnut passed away suddenly in early November (post mortem investigations showed changes to Chestnut’s heart as the probable cause of death and liver samples also tested negative for VHD1 & 2).

Willow now needs a new rabbity friend and a home with plenty of space to explore. She is not that fussed about humans and much prefers rabbit company. She is currently living outdoors and would be very happy to continue doing so, but equally would probably be happy indoors if in a bunny room where she can have plenty of her own space away from humans.

Minimum housing requirement: 24/7 access to an enclosure with at least 60 sq ft (2m x 3m) of secure, predator proof and bunny proof space.

Please do not apply if you cannot meet these minimum standards.

Gerbils

Renn & Maus

Species: Mongolian gerbils
Sex: Female (Renn) & Neutered male (Maus)
Age: Approx 2 yrs
Status: Available for Adoption
Adoption fee: Minimum £20 donation

Renn and Maus arrived in our care having previously been housed together, which unsurprisingly led to Renn giving birth in our care. We had Maus castrated so that we could reintroduce him to Renn once she had finished raising her babies (who have since found their forever home).

Renn and Maus were quite tricky to re-bond and this did take some time, but they are now firm friends again and are looking forward to finding their forever home together in a nice spacious tank.

They are typical gerbils in that burrowing, digging and destroying anything chewable are their main life goals, but they are also quite confident and friendly, and good to handle (Renn especially so!).

Because they were quite slow to bond, we are looking for an adopter with gerbil (or other social rodent) experience for them who can monitor their behaviour carefully when settling in to their new home.

Minimum housing requirements: 100cm long x 50cm wide x 40cm high tank/tank style setup.

Guinea Pigs

Albus

Name: Albus
Species: Guinea Pig
Sex: Male (neutered)
Age: Unknown, guesstimate 1-2 years
Status: Available for bonding
Adoption fee: Minimum £40 donation

Albus came into our care from a large scale hoarding/backyard breeder situation. He is quite timid, but is slowly coming out of his shell in his foster home. He would make a really rewarding companion for someone with patience and understanding.

We had Albus castrated on 29th September, so he is will be ready to bond with one or more sows from 10th November. We are happy to carry out intros for adopters here at the rescue.

Housing requirements: Bear is currently living indoors so will need an indoor home (at least until next spring/summer). For a pair of guinea pigs, we require a minimum of 20 sq ft of space on one level, more for larger groups.

Guinea Pigs

Bear

Name: Bear
Species: Guinea Pig
Sex: Male (neutered)
Age: Unknown, guesstimate 18 months
Status: Available for bonding from 27th Sept
Adoption fee: Minimum £40 donation

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 but this may improve over time. He would make a really rewarding companion for someone with patience and understanding.

We had Bear castrated on 16th August, so he is now ready to bond with one or more sows. We are happy to carry out intros for adopters here at the rescue.

Housing requirements: Bear is currently living indoors so will need an indoor home (at least until next spring/summer). For a pair of guinea pigs, we require a minimum of 20 sq ft of space on one level, more for larger groups.