Rodents & Small Mammals can make good pets in Alabama if they match your IifestyIe. Rodents are small mammals with four sharp teeth they use to eat, gnaw wood, and defend themselves. Several types of rodents are popular pets, such as chinchillas, hamsters, gerbils, and guinea pigs. Even rats are kept as pets! Rodents are often purchased as gifts for children. Sadly, however, many owners of rodent pets do not know how to care for them properly, and young children are often unprepared for the responsibility of having a pet. Families may not approach the purchase of a rodent with the same level of commitment they would have to a pet dog or cat. Mistakes can be made regarding the genders of a pair of rodents, resulting in a litter of unexpected babies. Some owners of rodents simply turn their pets loose when they get tired of them, which usually leads to the death of the animals, since they are not adapted to life in the wild. Free to good home ads can result in a rodent being used for snake food. There are some rodent rescue operations out there that can receive discarded pets, but these places tend to become overloaded due to so many people getting rid of their rodents. Please approach all decisions to get a pet with a long-term commitment, and pursue adoption rather than buying a rodent from a pet store.
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| Rodents have front teeth that never stop growing and have to be worn down constantly by gnawing. Rodents are one of only a few types of placental mammals native to Australia. Rodents make up the order of mammals with the largest number of species in the world. Weasels are not rodents. Rabbits are not rodents.
Rodents & Small Mammal Rescue
Alabama Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
Shelby County - Columbiana, Alabama 35051
Humane Society of Shelby County 205-669-3916
Jefferson County - Birmingham, Alabama 35209
Greater Birmingham Humane Society 205-942-1211
Jefferson County - Homewood, Alabama 35209
Alabama Animal Adoption Society 205-871-6351
Madison County - Huntsville, AL 35805
SNAP (Spay/Neuter Action Project) 256-830-8459
Etowah County - Gadsen 35901
Humane Society of Etowah County 256-547-4846
Marshall County - Guntersville 35976
Guntersville Animal Shelter 256-582-3184
Calhoun County - Anniston, AL 36202
League for Animal Welfare 256-820-3218
Baldwin County - Fairhope, AL 36532
Fairhope Cat Coalition 251-510-8585
Baldwin County - Baldwin 36533
Baldwin County Humane Society 251-928-4585
Mobile County - Mobile 36608
South Alabama Spay Neuter 251-343-5033
Lee County - Auburn 36849
Operation Catnap 334-826-7845
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