Adoption

Adopt a rat

Adopt a rat

Rats are extremely intelligent

They make great companion animals as they’re clean, active and often really enjoy human company.

However, their needs are complex and having happy and content rats requires research, time and commitment. 

Why we say ‘Adopt don’t Shop’

Rats in pet shops are bred in bad conditions, meaning their health is often poor, temperaments can be unpredictable and you’re funding highly unethical mass breeding. 

Rescues all over the UK are struggling with unwanted animals. Why add to the problem of overpopulation when there are so many lovely rats waiting for their forever homes in foster care? 

Pet shops get their rats from highly unethical rodent mills which are horrible places. Vote with your money and don’t support it!

Give the many unwanted or abandoned rat a second chance at a good life.

We will be in touch to provide you with support and guidance throughout your rat’s whole life.

Know the rat before adopting. We will pair you up with a rat which is right for you based on their personality.

Rats looking for homes

Fergus & Arnie

Adopted

Male

1.5 years

Fergus & Arnie are a pair of 1.5 year old male rats. They’re gaining confidence in foster care and we think they’d love to join a group with other ratties to nap with.

Forever home has been found

Fiona and Frida

Adopted

Female

approx 1 year

Fiona and Frida are a pair of, bright and intelligent female rats. They’re confident, friendly and love exploring and getting up to mischief.

Forever home has been found

Latte, Cappuccino and Cream

Adopted

Female

10 months

Trio of lovely female rats, full of energy and personality. They’re looking for a large 5* home with someone who has plenty of time to keep them busy!

Forever home has been found

Mars

Adopted

Male

2

Mars is a friendly boy who is looking for an experienced carer.

Forever home has been found

Max and Fred

Adopted

Male

1.5

Max and Fred are looking for a ratty carer who is a little more experienced with rats as they can be a little shy. They’d love a patient and caring human!

Forever home has been found

Adoption Process

Contact us

Contact us either by email, Facebook or by filling in a contact form stating a bit about yourself, which animal(s) you’d like to apply for and your background. 

Complete forms

If we think you might be a good fit, we will send you a link to our online application form to learn more about the home you have to offer.

Home check

If your applications look okay we will  need photos of your intended set up at this stage. This will be followed up by an in person or virtual home check.

How do I provide a great rat home?

Rats are highly intelligent and active. The larger, the better for their cage. They love it crammed full of toys, obstacles, tunnels, hammocks and chews. Take a look on our rat care page below for inspiration, advice and tips. Here are our three top tips:  

Rats need rat friends! Never keep a single rat

Specialist healthcare – access to exotics vet and correct diet

Stimulation and fun – Free roam time out of cage and lots of activities

Adopt a rat