Rodents & Small Mammals can make good pets in Connecticut 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. Weasels are not rodents. Rabbits are not rodents.
Rodents & Small Mammal Rescue
Connecticut Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
Hartford County - Granby 06035
Salmon Brook Veterinary Hospital 860-653-7238
Tolland County - Tolland 06084
Kitty Angels 860-875-1808
Hartford County - Newington 06111
Connecticut Humane Society 860-667-8545
Middlesex County - Westbrook, CT 06498
Tait's Every Animal Matters 888-367-8326
New Haven County - New Haven 06506
Greater New Haven Cat Project 203-782-2287
New Haven County - New Haven, CT 06512
The Hope Alliance 203-466-2185
New Haven County - Seymour, CT 06512
New Haven County - New Haven 06515
New Haven County - Hamden, Connecticut 06518
Creature Kindness 203-389-2242
Litchfield County - Torrington, Connecticut 06790
Statewide Veterinary Clinic 888-613-2034
Fairfield County - Danbury, CT 06810
Help for Pets 203-792-1477
Fairfield County - Danbury 06813
The Danbury Animal Welfare Society, Inc. 203-744-3297
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