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Rehoming a small furry


Small Furries are a great introduction to looking after animals for your children.  They also make fantastic loving animals when you are adults too.
 
Are you selling a Small Furry?
  1. Make sure you know the gender of the animals you are selling
  2. Make sure the buyer has invested in a large home for the animal(s) and understands the specific needs.
 
Are you looking for a Guinea Pig?
  1. Guinea pigs need companionship, but of their own kind.  Be cautious when buying more than one though as you don’t want to be overrun with baby guinea pigs.
  2. Guinea pigs are super active so make sure you give them enough space and a large run around area.
  3. The recommended home for a guinea pig would include a secure indoor cage or hutch larger than 4ftx2ft as well as a run of more than 6ftx4ft
  4. See how to care for a guinea pig here
 
Are you looking for a Gerbil?
  1. Gerbils need companionship, but of their own kind.  Be cautious when buying more than one though as you don’t want to be overrun with baby gerbils.
  2. Gerbils should be housed in a large fish tank.  They need to be able to dig up soil or wood pulp.  Avoid mesh cages (like the ones you get in pet shops).
  3. The best accommodation is a fish tank larger than 90cmx30cm with a mesh lid on the top
  4. Here are some facts about Gerbil’s behaviour
 
Are you looking for a Hamster?
  1. There are five species of Hamster and each has their own unique requirements including temperaments
  2. Do some research to ensure you choose the right breed for you and your family.
  3. Make sure you can accommodate the hamster’s needs
  4. Check out some useful tips on hamster breeds here
 
Are you looking for a Rat?
  1. Rats need companionship, but of their own kind.  Be cautious when buying more than one though as you don’t want to be overrun with baby rats.
  2. If you are introducing new rats to your existing family of rats then make sure all rats are healthy before bringing them together
  3. Rats are really active and super intelligent.  Make sure you have a large enough care, plenty of run space and that you make the environment really engaging and stimulating
  4. A rat cage should be much larger than 80cmx50cm for a pair
  5. See how to care for a rat here
 
Are you looking for a Mouse?
  1. Mice need companionship, but of their own kind.  Be cautious when buying more than one though as you don’t want to be overrun with baby mice.
  2. Mice are really active and require lots of exercise.  Make sure you have a large enough care, plenty of run space and that you make the environment really engaging and energetic.
  3. A mouse cage should be much larger than 80cmx50cm for 1-3 mice
  4. See some advice on caring for a mouse here
 
Are you looking for a Ferret?
  1. Ferrets need companionship, but of their own kind.  Be cautious when buying more than one though as you don’t want to be overrun with baby guinea pigs.
  2. Females (Jills) must be spayed or have their ‘season’s suppressed in order to stay healthy – consult a vet before rehoming to understand the requirements
  3. Healthy ferrets will have been regularly vaccinated against canine distemper so make sure you ask to see the vaccination card before you fall in love.
  4. A hutch isn’t suitable for a ferret, when rehoming a ferret think along the lines of cats and dogs
  5. Here is some great information about looking after ferrets
 
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