Rodents & Small Mammals can make good pets in Colorado 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
Colorado Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
Arapahoe County - Byers, CO 80103
Every Creature Counts 720-422-5582
Denver County - Denver, Colorado 80204
MaxFund Animal Adoption Center 303-595-3561
Denver County - Denver 80204
MaxFund Animal Adoption Clinic 303-595-0532
Denver County - Denver 80223
Harrison Memorial Animal Hospital 303-722-5800
Boulder County - Boulder 80301
Humane Society of Boulder Valley 303-442-4030
Boulder County - Boulder, Colorado 80302
Humane Society of Boulder Valley 303-443-8102
Larimer County - Fort Collins, CO 80525
Larimer Humane Society 970-226-3647
El Paso County - Colorado Springs 80909
Hamlett Spay & Neuter Clinic 719-475-1800
El Paso County - Colorado Springs, CO 80962
Dreampower Animal Rescue Foundation 719-390-7838
Archuleta County - Pagosa Springs, Colorado 81147
Humane Society of Pagosa Springs 970-731-4771
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or if you know another low-cost clinic to recommend, please
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