Rodents & Small Mammals can make good pets in Minnesota 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
Minnesota Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
Ramsey County - Roseville, Minnesota 55113
Cause For Paws Inc. 952-259-1483
Hennepin County - Hamel, Minnesota 55340
Corcoran Pet Care Center 612-420-3930
Hennepin County - Golden Valley 55422
Animal Humane Society PAL Program 763-489-2209
St. Louis County - Makinen 55763
Spay, Neuter, Aid Program 218-638-2153
St Louis County - Duluth 55806
Animal Allies Humane Society 218-722-5341
Olmsted County - Rochester, Minnesota 55903
Camp Companion 800-896-7009
Grant County - Elbow Lake, Minnesota 56531
Grant County Humane Society 218-685-6220
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.