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Age (Years) 6-8 months approx (born 2023)Sex FemalesTo live with younger children Yes if used to handling ratsNeutered Beatrice is
This sweet girl loves people and will give you kisses (and sometimes even clean your teeth!!)
She loves to run in her wheel and will always come out for cuddles, especially if Malt paste is involved.
One of her ears is slightly chipped, possibly due to a previous injury (?) but it does not cause her any issues.
Beatrice was recently spayed and had to be seperated from her cage mates to recover. We learnt from this that she absolutely hates being on her own and is dependant on her friends.
She loves to snuggle in with them and is often at the bottom of the cuddle pile!
Because she recieved medication for a few weeks after her op, she has slightly lost her trust in us, but we are building back her confidence and this will need to be continued in her new home.
Minnie is the most shy around humans but is slowly coming out of her shell. She loves Malt paste and will happily take some off your hand.
Genie came to us with some signs of stress grooming and has a few bald patches on her front legs, however these are growing back now that she is in a happier environment.
She is very friendly but a little bit anti-social and will come and say hello when she wants, but she'd much rather be with her rat friends or making a snuggly nest.
Genie loves blueberries and Malt paste!
Rehoming fees: All costs below are a minimum requested donation. This is to help cover our costs.Rats - £15.00Chinchillas - £35.00Degus - £20.00Gerbils - £8-10Hamsters - £5.00
Ideal cage pictured for ref.
Rats love to make a bed so will need paper based bedding, for example Softacard, Finacard or Bedmax or plain unscented toilet/kitchen roll.
Rats enjoy time out of their cage but it must be supervised to prevent any accidents such as chewing cables. They love climbing so hammocks, ropes and other items in their cage are ideal to prevent them getting bored.
Enough space - Gerbils are best housed in a special gerbilarium, which should be large enough to offer them space to shelter, dig and exercise, with solid glass walls and a secure wire-mesh top: − The gerbilarium floor should be solid to allow for bedding material to be provided (to absorb the relatively small quantities of urine they produce and to allow for digging).
Nesting and bedding materials - gerbils naturally build nests. Giving them a mix of rough-grained woodchips and hay will provide structure to their burrows and give them something to gnaw too. Don't give them nesting materials that separate into thin strands, such as cotton wool or similar 'fluffy' bedding products, as they can become tangled in them and can't eat them.
Indoors in a cage - min. size of 100 x 50 cm.
Hamsters need a wide but not too tall (to prevent injuries from falling) plastic and wire cage
to live in. Examples that are the perfect size and layout are the PawHut Wooden, Living World Green Moving Home Eco Habitat which are available online.
Hamsters need hides,huts,hammocks for sleeping but ensure they don't have small gaps that they could get their feet trapped in - cardboard items are a cheap option.