Finding it hard to care for your rodent?

Small rodents including degus, chinchillas, hamsters, mice and gerbils all have very specific needs. Most of them live best in the company of their own species, if you were you rehome a gerbil, it's best to have two in order to help them live happy and healthy lives.

Rodents also need lots of entertainment in their enclosures for them to keep active, which need to be kept clean. With all of these factors considered, we understand it sometimes isn’t going to be easy taking care of your rodent and you might be looking for a solution to your problems.

Life is unpredictable and we understand you might be faced with daily struggles. And this might be hard for you to look after your small pet, but this is okay – we’re here for you. Our teams may be able to talk you through a solution that’s best for your pet and you.

How we can help you

Behavioural and training support

Whether you’re concerned about your rodents and you need support, or even advice about their health, diet or socialisation, our Behaviour and Training Specialists can offer free, expert pet advice. Get in touch with our friendly team online, over email or on the phone.

Need to find your rodent a loving new home?

No matter what you’re going through, if you’re finding it hard to look after your rodent, we’re always here to listen and we’ll talk you through the next steps. If you feel you need to give up your pet, we can support you through the next steps.

To ensure every pet gets the best possible care whilst waiting for a home, we can provide care in:

  • Our world-class rehoming centre in Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire. Our dedicated, experienced staff will give your former pet everything they need while we search for a new owner
  • A foster home. Some pets cope better in a different environment, so we’ve assembled an amazing team of volunteers who offer pets extra comfort and attention in their homes
  • Your home, where we can provide support to you and your pet whilst our rehoming experts find them a new home.

Haven’t found what you’re looking for?

If you’re still looking for advice, we’re here to help. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team.

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