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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
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 80 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 Savic Plaza or Barney and 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.