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Hamsters

Sebastian

Name: Sebastian
Species: Syrian hamster
Sex: Male
Age: Approx 6 months
Status: RESERVED

Sebastian came into our care through no fault of his own and has really taken his relocation in his stride. He was previously housed in a cage that was far too small with zero enrichment, and when moved into a larger set-up here he immediately explored every inch and got the hang of running in his wheel straight away. He enjoys nibbling on flax seed sprays and foraging around in his substrate for his natural-style food mix.

Sebastian is a little nervous but hasn’t been bitey at all and is ok with calm handling. He will just need a patient adopter who will give him time to settle in and enjoy being able to hamster.

Housing requirements: A minimum of 100x50cm on one level, with plenty of safe substrate for burrowing and a 28cm (or bigger) wheel.

Mice

Macadamia, Almond, Peanut & Walnut

Name: Macadamia, Almond, Peanut & Walnut
Species: Fancy mice
Sex: Macadamia & Almond – Female
Peanut & Walnut – Male
Age: Macadamia & Almond – guesstimate 6 months
Peanut & Walnut – Born 30th May 2021
Status: Available for adoption

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

We had the boys castrated to reduce their chances of fighting as they mature, and to allow them to live with female mice. They were reintroduced to Macadamia and Almond once their post-neuter wait was over and all got on amazingly straight away.

Macadamia previously suffered from an upper respiratory infection followed by head tilt, but has recovered well from both following an extensive course of antibiotics.

Housing requirements: The group are currently living in a zoozone2 setup so we would like to rehome them to a setup of no smaller than 100x50cm.

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 is now ready to bond with one or more sows. Intros can be carried out by us here at the rescue.

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 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.

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.