Rodents & Small Mammals can make good pets in Louisiana 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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||Low-Cost Louisiana Spay & Neuter Clinics
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
St Bernard Parish - Chalmette 70043
St. Bernard Parish Animal Shelter 504 278-1535
Orleans County - New Orleans 70114
Jefferson Parish - Harahan, LA 70123
Jefferson SPCA 504-733-7387
Orleans County - New Orleans, Louisiana 70178
Southern Animal Foundation 504-861-7729
Tangipahoa County - Amite 70422
Hutchinson Veterinary Clinic 985-748-9160
Lafayette County - Carencro, Louisiana 70520
Lafayette Animal Aid 337-896-1553
E Baton Rouge Parish - Baton Rouge, LA 70817
Capital Area Animal Welfare Society 225-752-5801
Ouachita County - Monroe 71207
PAWS of NE Louisiana 318-397-0007
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