Rabbits and Small Animals for Adoption
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Browse all of the small animals currently in our care that are in search of their forever homes!
If you are interested in re-homing one of our small animals, please e-mail into us at email@example.com to request a "Perfect Match Form". While we will try to reply to every application, this isn't always possible due to demand, therefore if you do not receive a reply within 14 days you should presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
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Important Re-homing Criteria for Small Animals
- Adoption Fee for Rabbits - £50.00. This goes toward the cost of looking after them whilst they are at the Sanctuary and towards their health checks and any additional vet care. Where appropriate, we will neuter the rabbit.
- Adoption Fee for Guinea Pigs - £15
- Adoption Fee for Rats - £10
- Adoption Fee for Hamsters - £5
- All of our rabbits are fully vaccinated before leaving the Sanctuary.
- Upon sending your Perfect Match Form to us, you will need to include photos of the enclosure/set up that the animal will have.
- If your application is successful, we will invite all household members in to attend a "meet and greet" with the animal. All household members must attend in order to go ahead to the next stage.
- If you would like a rabbit or guinea pig to live with your existing pet, you would need to bring them to the Sanctuary for the meet and greet.
- Once the meet and greet has been passed, you will then go onto book an Adoption Date.
- All Adopters will receive 4 weeks Free PetPlan Insurance upon Adopting a Rabbit from us.
Cage Minimum sizes and requirements
All cages are required to meet the minimum size for each animal. We would be unable to home any animals in a cage/enclosure under the minimum. If you have any additional questions about this please email into us.
Rabbits have a wide range of ways you can keep them enclosed in a safe space. We recommend a minimum enclosed space of 3 metres by 2 meters for each rabbit you own but bigger is always better. It also needs to be tall enough for the rabbit to stand on his/her hindlegs and their ears to not touch the roof and additional space to jump. This can be a rabbit proof room inside the house, free roam of the house, a predator proof shed or an enclosed predator proof space in the garden with shelters provided. We also recommend having at least two rabbits as they are social animals so you will need to make sure you have enough space for at least two, unless under special circumstances and the rabbit needs to live alone. Rabbits would also benefit from a outdoor space with grass to graze on if kept indoors.
Guinea pigs need a cage size of a minimum of 2 feet by 3 feet and for each additional pig add another 2 feet, but we always recommend bigger is better. This can be provided in a C+C style cage, an appropriate sized hutch, a dedicated room in your house, or in a predator proof outdoor enclosure with additional insulation during winter months outdoors. They would also benefit from a area outside to graze on the grass in the nicer weather in the spring/summer months.
Hamsters need a minimum cage size of 100cm by 50cm, with enough space to give at least 6 inches of deep bedding for them to burrow in. They are solitary animals so you would not need to worry about addition space for each hamster. Cages of this size can mostly be found on amazon such as the Pawhut, Bucatstate cage and Niteangel cages. They also need to be provided with a wheel which has to be at least 30cm no matter the species of hamster, to ensure they can run with their back not curving to avoid any strain or injury.
Gerbils need a cage size of 100cm by 50cm, with enough space to give at least 10 inches of deep bedding for them to burrow in. Gerbils need to live in pairs or groups so should have more space with the addition of another Gerbil. They also need to be provided with a wheel which should be at least 30cm to avoid any back strain or injury.
Rats need a cage size of 3 feet by 1.5 feet and needs to be at least 1.5 feet tall. Rats do need floor space but it is very important to give them height with lots of items to climb on. Rats need to live in at least pairs or groups so more space needs to be added for every additional rat. Rats can use wheels but they mostly aren't needed, if you would like to provide one for a large male it would need to be at least 16 inches. Suitable cages are widely avaliable.
If you would like more information on any of the Small Animals available for adoption or have any questions, please contact the Sanctuary on: