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Date of Birth 2020Sex FemaleColour WhiteTo live with older children? Yes
Currently under medical review.
Esme is a very sweet gerbil who is looking for a loving home.
She has no health issues but was treated for mites when she came to us as she had some hair loss on her face.
She is very inquisitive and will always come out to say hello. She loves to chew and her favourite toy is a toilet roll tube!
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.
The minimum recommended cage size for degus is 100cm x 60crn x 60cm for two degus
Degus need plenty of stimulation to keep them happy and healthy so there should be plenty of space to exercise. It’s best to keep them in wire cages with lots of levels and ramps so they can climb and burrow to their heart's content.
Degus need hides, huts and hammocks for sleeping.
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.