Rodents & Small Mammals can make good pets in Alaska 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 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
Alaska Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
Anchorage Borough - Anchorage, AK 99508
Anchorage Animal Hospital 907-563-2395
Anchorage Borough - Anchorage, Alaska 99518
Alaska SPCA Spay/Neuter Clinic 907-562-2999
Anchorage Borough - Anchorage 99524
Friends of Pets 907-562-2535
Kenai Peninsula County - Homer, AK 99603
Homer Animal Friends 907-235-SPAY
Matanuska-Susitna Counties - Palmer, Alaska 99645
STOP the Overpopulation of Pets 907-746-SPAY
Kenai Peninsula County - Seward, Alaska 99664
SOS (Save Our Seward) Pets 907-224-7495
Juneau County - Juneau, AK 99801
Gastineau Humane Society 907-789-0260
If you find any of the above spay/neuter information is incorrect,
or if you know another low-cost clinic to recommend, please
call Rescue Me! at 1-800-800-2099 with this information.